On 29 December afternoon, a cyclo parade took place in some of Da Nang’s major streets to promote the ongoing ‘Da Nang Welcomes in New Year 2021’ Festival. The event is free and runs until 2 January 2021.
As part of a series of the festival’s events, the parade featured 40 cyclos in total that all had colourful yet environmentally-friendly decorations.
In each was sitting a beautiful lady wearing ‘ao dai’ (Vietnamese traditional long dress) and carrying a hand-held board introducing vibrant and exciting activities promised at the ‘Da Nang Welcomes in New Year 2021’ Festival. Included are street music programmes, Noodle Festival, a countdown party to ring in New Year 2021, and photo exhibition entitled ‘Da Nang, New Vitality’.
At 3pm today, 30 December, the parade will take the route: the eastern end of the Dragon Bridge – Ngo Quyen – Tran Thi Ly Bridge – Tran Hung Dao – Vincom Supermarket – Ngo Quyen Street – Vo Van Kiet – the eastern end of the Dragon Bridge.
The event will start at 3pm and 7pm on 31 December 2020, and at 3pm on 1 January 2021. It will take the route: Asia Park – Phan Dang Luu – Nui Thanh – Phan Thanh Tai – 2 September – Novotel Hotel – Da Nang Administration Centre – Tran Phu – Le Duan – Phan Chau Trinh – Nguyen Van Linh – Trung Nu Vuong – Nui Thanh – Phan Dang Luu – Asia Park.
From January 9th – 12th, 2020, International Convention Palace of Furama Resort Danang was honoured to be chosen as the venue for ASEAN Defence Senior Officials’ Meeting Working Group (ADSOM WG) and ASEAN Defence Senior Officials’ Meeting Plus Working Group (ADSOM-Plus WG). ADSOM WG and ADSOM-Plus WG are the first military and national defence meetings to be held since Vietnam assumed the ASEAN Chair 2020 earlier this year. Attending the meetings were defence officials from ASEAN defence ministries’ policymaking units and the bloc’s partner countries. The events will prepare the agenda for the 14th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting and the 7th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus. The success of the ADSOM WG and ADSOM-Plus WG will lay an important foundation for the ASEAN Chairmanship Year 2020, and affirm the role and position of the Vietnam People’s Army in global integration.