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Can Tho- impressive destination at Asian Townscape Award

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

(National Times)- The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho has won the Asian Townscape Award  2016 from the Asia-Pacific regional office of the UN Human Settlements (UN-HABITAT) programme. It has given the city an opportunity to promote its image with the international community.

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Organized by UN-Habitat Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Fukuoka Asian Urban Research Center, Asian Habitat Society and Asia Townscape Design Society. The event aims to highlight and honor significant efforts made by Asian cities and organizations for the improvement, revitalization and creation of a beautiful and harmonious townscape that is safe, sustainable and with respect to history and local cultures.

The awards ceremony for the contest is scheduced to take place in China at the end of October. 

Can Tho is the largest city in the Mekong Delta. Set on the southern bank of the Hau (Rear) River, it is best known for its canal network and floating markets. 

The busy Ninh Kieu Wharf is a hub for boat trips on surrounding waterways.  Illuminated at night, Can Tho’s wharf  is home to floating restaurants, bars and hotels. 

The city aims to turn tourism into an economic spearhead by 2020, significantly contributing to the city’s service sector as well as local growth.

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