About us- History

The foundation and development process creates a base to greatly grow and successfully organizes several culture, sports and tourism events
► Project Establishment
In late 1988 and early 1989, Ministry of Culture - Information (now referred as Ministry of Sports and Tourism) and Hanoi People’s Committee proposed building Vietnamese Ethnic groups’ Cultural Village Project which had been originally thought just as a project of a small village with a few dozen of houses on stilts next to West Lake.

On September 26th, 1992, the Government Office issued Document No. 4375/KG on the requirement of supplementing tourist purpose for Vietnamese Ethnic groups’ Cultural Village.

On October 19th, 1992, Ministry of Culture and Information and Ha Noi People's Committee sent Document No. 3397.VX/UB and reported the content of the meeting between the Ministry of Culture and Information and People's Committee of Hanoi City to Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet and Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Khanh for common consent on building Vietnam Ethnic groups’ Cultural Village.

On April 05th , 1993, Ministry of Culture and Information issued Decision 503TC/QD on establishment of Investment preparation Board whose responsibility is to make the general project on building Vietnamese Ethnic groups’ Cultural Village.

Investment Preparation board has worked with Culture Association of Vietnam Ethnic groups, Folklore culture Institution to discuss the ethnic cultural content of the project and has held “a referendum about planning Vietnamese Ethnic groups’ Cultural Village ", invited five domestic Agencies and a foreign Agency for consultancy, at the same time, organized some planning idea exhibitions to introduce ideas and ask for consultancy from the professionals, intellectuals and all citizens in the country on construction and performance the pre-feasibility project – Vietnamese ethnic groups’ Cultural Village.

The agency assigned to execute the pre-feasibility project was the Investment preparation Board and the partnership of three Agencies including Urban and Rural Planning Institution and Institute of Cultural Construction Design and Goh Hock Guan Company and Associates.

In early September 1995, the pre-feasibility project was completed, and presented the Government and Ministry of Planning and Investment. On August 21st 1997, the Government issued Decision No. 667/TTg on Master planning Project of which name is "Culture and Tourism Village of Vietnamese ethnic groups" signed and approved by Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet and confirmed that the project served tourism through cultural activities.

► Self-affirmation and development
On October 03rd 1999, the construction of Vietnamese ethnic groups’ Culture and Tourism Village project was started, marking its appearance in fact. Management Board of Vietnamese ethnic groups’ Culture and Tourism Village quickly prepared construction investment projects to, at the same time, held several meetings with the Ministries, Departments, Branches and related Entities, as well as conducted several necessary tasks, in which compensation and land clearance, detection and disposal of bombs and archaeological survey and initial project implementation of general technical infrastructure were paid special attention to.

With the purpose of cultural entities that was to introduce themselves, created conditions for the local areas and ethnic minorities to participate in construction design, management, operation and exploitation of ethnic villages, Management Board of Vietnamese ethnic groups’ Culture and Tourism Village had positively asked for advice from professionals, artists, intellectuals, village patriarchs, mountain village leaders, cultural and ethnic managers. Since 2005 to 2007, cultural entities, the local levels, the central agencies related to construction of the ethnic villages had been asked for their ideas and 17 conferences, workshops and Vietnamese ethnic group Cultural Festival had been successfully held (in November 2005).

Due to these inadequacies existing in construction investment project implementation process, the leader of Management Board of Culture and Tourism Village of Vietnamese ethnic groups had directed to make Vietnamese ethnic groups’ Culture and Tourism Village development and construction master project in 2006 - 2010 period and proposed Ministry of Culture- Information overall synchronized solutions to resolve these existing problems. On August 19th, 2005, the scheme was being approved by Minister of Culture and Information in Decision No. 6630/QD-BVHTT.

► Making initial foundation and great advances
Since 2007 onwards, Management Board of Culture and Tourism Village of Vietnamese ethnic groups have uniformly executed the solutions on basic construction investment direction and management; cooperation to mobilize social resources, incentive mechanism foundation and attraction to highly qualified human resources ... aiming at opening Culture and Tourism Village of Vietnamese ethnic groups in 2010. On this basis, Management Board of Culture and Tourism Village of Vietnamese ethnic groups has proposed Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, People’s committee of Ha Tay province (old) and the Government the transfer of Dong Mo farm to Management Board of Culture and Tourism Village of Vietnamese ethnic groups, thereby until 2008, compensation and land clearance shall have been completed.

Besides, Management Board of Culture and Tourism Village of Vietnamese ethnic groups proposed making the project on Cultural Day of Vietnamese ethnic groups on April 19th 4 annually and approved by Prime Minister in the Decision No. 1668/QD-TTg dated November 17th, 2008 and successfully held Launching Ceremony of Cultural Day of Vietnamese ethnic groups on April 19th, 2009.

On April 19th, 2010, Management Board of Culture and Tourism Village of Vietnamese ethnic groups successfully held conference on coordination mechanism with the local areas, ethnic groups in management, exploitation and operation of ethnic villages under Culture and Tourism Village of Vietnamese ethnic groups with the participation of 270 delegates who were representatives of the managers of Ministries, Departments, Branches, General Departments, Boards, Central Institutions, People’s committee, Department of culture , sports and tourism, People’s committee of 40 provinces and cities, scientists, cultural and ethnic researchers, intellectuals, village patriarchs, folk artists of 47 ethnic groups among 54 ones.

► Opening Culture and Tourism Village of Vietnamese ethnic groups and successfully organizing many cultural events, sports and tourism
Development and investment plan on Culture and Tourism Village of Vietnamese ethnic groups shall be continued to implement from 2010 to 2015, Management Board of Culture and Tourism Village of Vietnamese ethnic groups have focused on completion of common infrastructure construction, typical cultural space promotion of 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups and successful organized the opening ceremony and partly implemented of Culture and Tourism Village of Vietnamese ethnic groups (on September 19th, 2010), practically contributing to the Millennium anniversary of Thang Long - Hanoi.

In addition, along with the promotion of investment attraction activities, step-by-step operation and exploitation of ethnic village areas (under Culture and Tourism Village of Vietnamese ethnic groups), Management Board of Culture and Tourism Village of Vietnamese ethnic groups with participation of Cultural Entities, localities in the country and agencies and units of culture, sports and tourism successfully held lots of culture, sports, tourism events such as Vietnamese ethnic group Youth Festival (April, 2011), Vietnamese ethnic group cultural Festival (18th -19th of April, 2012).

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