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Kon Tum celebrates its 110th anniversary

KON TUM'S BIRTHDAY - Visitors view photos at the exhibition “Kon Tum – The Land and the People” to celebrate Kon Tum Province’s 110th anniversary of establishment. VNA/VNS Photo Dư Toán

KON TUM — The Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) province of Kon Tum is hosting a series of cultural and sports activities to mark the 110th anniversary of its establishment (February 9, 1913 – 2023).

The programme includes a photo exhibition titled “Kon Tum – The Land and the People", organised by the Việt Nam Cultural Arts Exhibition Centre under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, in cooperation with the province’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The exhibition displays 200 works by photographers and photojournalists from Kon Tum and other provinces.

The photos highlight the province’s landscapes, cultural and architectural heritage, lifestyles, as well as work on the preservation and promotion of the culture and tradition of ethnic minorities in Kon Tum.

The showcase also features works focusing on achievements related to the economy, science and technology, social security, national defence, national sovereignty protection, international integration, and new-style rural communes.

Nguyễn Đăng Chương, director of the Cultural Arts Exhibition Centre, said: “The exhibition helps people understand more about Kon Tum and its people, history and achievements, especially its potential. It motivates local people to love the land and contribute to its development.”

The exhibition remains open at the province’s museum until February 12.  

For sports, the province, in collaboration with the National Traffic Safety Committee, will host a mountain marathon for National Traffic Safety in Sa Thầy District on February 12.

The marathon will offer distances of 42km, 21km, 10km, and 5km around Chư Mom Ray National Park.

According to the organisers, all profits from the race will be given to needy victims of traffic accidents.

Previously, Kon Tum also launched a food festival to introduce 150 signature dishes of Kon Tum and Tây Nguyên on February 8, and an air balloon lantern festival on February 8 and 9 as part of activities to celebrate its establishment anniversary. — VNS

CENTRAL HIGHLANDS BEAUTY - Air balloon lantern festival in Kon Tum City. VNA/VNS Photo Dư Toán

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