Held by AkzoNobel and its paint brand Dulux Professional, the “Urban Heritage Preservation – A key to sustainable development” seminar was extended by impact of last month’s “Urban Heritage Preservation” seminar in Hanoi.
At the seminar in HCMC, the participants discussed the need for heritage preservation in modern society, new approaches to ensure the balance of heritage preservation and economic growth, and how to draw on foreign experiences in specific cases.
“Heritages are precious assets of any nation. They are not only historical and cultural symbols of the country but also hooks to attract tourists, contributing to local economic growth. Heritage, if properly restored, could also be turned into revenue _generators through Vietnam’s already blossoming tourism industry,” said Pamela Phua, general director of AkzoNobel Paints Vietnam.
Last month in Hanoi, AkzoNobel also stirred up the architect and urban developer community with an international seminar on the theme of urban heritage preservation, which was attended by more than 250 heritage experts.