The highly anticipated festival in Sub-Mekong River countries is coming back for the third time from July 26 to 28, promising more diverse cultural exchanges,
This year’s Trans-Asia Bridge Span Festival is in Quang Tri province, in accordance with the highlight of the 40th anniversary of the event “81 days and nights defending Quang Tri Ancient Citadel”. The venue will be decorated by 81 multi-coloured lanterns from the central monument to the flower releasing location in the Southern bank and the revolutionary martyr honour statue in the northern bank of Thach Han River.
The event also seeks to advertise the land, people and advantages of the countries and provinces in the East-West economic corridor, with special performances by art troupes from Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar and two provinces Yunnan and Guang Xi of China. The closing ceremony at the Cua Viet Beach sets to become a visual feast with art performances creating a connection of space with an infinite ocean between provinces on the inter-Asia line.
In addition, the festival also has sporting activities such as volleyball and tennis competitions to showcase sportsmanship and friendship between Quang Tri and Savannakhet (Lao), Mukdahan, KhonKen, Nakhomphanom (Thailand), Quang Binh and Thua Thien Hue Provinces.
The festival, held every three years, is a traditional activity among Sub-MekongRiver countries. The first was held in 2004 and the second took place in 2007. After two years of suspension, the third Trans-Asia Bridge Span Festival will return this year, presenting a good opportunity for the host province to promote its economic progression, culture, society and tourist attractions to local and foreign visitors and investors.