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Quảng Ninh to host world clipper race 2019-2020

Quảng Ninh will take part in the Clipper Round the World Race 2019-2020. — Photo

HÀ NỘI — The northeastern province of Quảng Ninh will partner with the Clipper Round the World Race 2019-2020 to host the event in 2021-22, and send a team to take part in the race in the UK in September, according to a leading official.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyễn Văn Thắng chaired a working session to consider hosting a leg of the 2021-22 race. 

At the working session, director of the provincial Department of Tourism Phạm Ngọc Thủy presented a report on media effects of the hosting, as well as Quảng Ninh’s infrastructure and funding for the event.

The race will foster the tourism promotion of UNESCO-recognised world heritage site of Hạ Long Bay and Quảng Ninh Province in general, especially to tourists in developed countries, Thắng said.

Quảng Ninh aims to join the race annually, he added. 

The Race has been held for more than 20 years. The round-the-world race, stopping by huge ports, lasts for 11 months. — VNS

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