Deputy PM urges people to vote for Ha Long Bay

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh urged Vietnamese, overseas Vietnamese and international friends to vote for Ha Long Bay as one of the seven natural wonders of the world on live TV Saturday night.

Students send text messages voting for Ha Long Bay at the HCMC Youth Cultural House on October 29 (Photo: SGGP)

The live TV program was hosted in Ha Long, Hanoi, Hue and Ho Chi Minh Cities to encourage voting for Ha Long Bay.

The event attracted attendance by representatives from several foreign organizations together with thousands of residents, students, domestic and foreign visitors.

Ambassadors in Hanoi stated their impressions of Ha Long Bay and on Vietnam and its people. They appealed to people to vote for Ha Long Bay and joined several popular artists to sing Vietnamese songs at the program.

So far over 4,225,000 text messages have been sent to number 147 to vote for Ha Long Bay.

Voting for the seven natural wonders of the world will close by 7:11pm on November 11 in Vietnam.

On the same day, Ho Chi Minh City also hosted a photo exhibition on Ha Long Bay at the Youth Cultural House.

Nearly 100 well-known people including artists and singers together with 1,000 youth and students from colleges and universities present at the Youth Cultural House, voted for Ha Long Bay on Saturday.

By staff writers – Translated by Hai Mien

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