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Discovery Channel to make documentary on Vietnam

Updated at Monday, 24 Sep 2018, 16:30
The Hanoitimes - The 24-minute documentary with theme “Connecting Dreams” will be broadcast in December 2018 on Discovery channel across Asia and the Pacific and Discovery Africa.
Discovery Channel has decided to promote Vietnam for free by broadcasting the documentary titled “Connecting Dreams”. To finish the project, a crew from the Discovery Channel will travel to Vietnam on September 26 to film the final scenes.
 
Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi. Photo: Kinhtedothi.vn
Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi. Photo: Kinhtedothi.vn
“Connecting Dreams” tells about Vietnamese people who bring technologies to change the life of people in the least developed countries in Africa such as Tazania, Mozambique, etc.
Vietnam's largest mobile network operator, Viettel has provided new technology to Maasai, a Nilotic ethnic group inhabiting central and southern Kenya and northern Tanzania, and changed their lives.
Started in 2017, the movie was filmed in Africa and locations in Vietnam, including Hanoi, Hai Phong and Ca Mau. Its last scenes will be taken in Hanoi, starting on September 26.
Hanoi is cooperating with the US Cable News Network (CNN) to promote its touristic beauty in the 2019 - 2021 period as it is a great way to popularize the city's image to the world, according to the Hanoi Department of Tourism.
The department has finalized a report on a CNN tourism promotion program which ran in 2017 and a collaboration plan in 2018. It has also worked with CNN on the cooperation program for the 2019 - 2021 period, which is considered as an effective method of popularizing the city as a world class destination.
The number of foreign visitors to Hanoi in the first eight months of 2018 is estimated at 3.8 million, a 19.8% increase from the same last year, according to the Hanoi Department of Tourism.
In August alone, over 2.2 million visitors arrived in Hanoi, an 8.2% increase from the same period last year. Of the total, 458,333 were foreign visitors, representing an on-year jump of 13%, 330,000 were domestic holidaymakers, a 14% from the same last year.
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