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Coastal city prepares for firework competition

Coastal city prepares for firework competition

The seaside city of Danang has ordered hotels and tourist services not to raise prices for this week’s international fireworks festival.

The Danang Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism last Friday asked 30 local hotels and restaurants not to raise service prices during the March 27 to 28 event.

More than 97 percent of a local hotel and lodging-house rooms are already reserved for the international fireworks festival on Friday and Saturday nights.

A number of small hotels along the river banks raised room rates by 30 percent but that did not stop tourists from booking the facilities out.

Danang Department of Public Security Deputy Director Nguyen Dinh Chinh told a March 16 meeting that local police would be assisted by the Ministry of Public Security to ensure the safety of visitors during the event.

Teams from Australia, Spain, China, the Philippines, and Vietnam have announced the themes of their presentations at this year’s Danang International Fireworks Competition.

Fireworks teams from the Philippines, Spain, and Vietnam will perform on the first day of the event, March 27, with the Chinese and Australian teams competing the next day.

Danang Department of External Relations Deputy Director Huynh Duc Tuong said the first competitor will be the Filipino team with a 20-minute “Danang – A New Age” display.

Spain will follow with “Alegria,” accompanied by seven songs.

Vietnam’s team, from Danang, will perform third, using fireworks and water in their “Echoes on Han River” display.

The Chinese team will retell the love story of Romeo and Juliet in the skies of Danang with fireworks. Their “Freedom of Love” performance will last for 21 minutes and 30 seconds.

Orchestral, rock and tribal music will provide the backdrop for the Australian presentation, the 21-minute “Great Southern Stars” display.

As well as a 6,000-seat grandstand being built on the banks of Han River, eight big screens will be installed at the venue for spectators.

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