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Muong Lay and era vision in Vietnam’s smallest town


As the smallest town in the country, Muong Lay has special potentials that can be awakened, especially when defining socio-economic development in parallel with digital transformation.

On December 6, the Delegation of the Central Steering Committee of National Target Programs led by Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Pham Anh Tuan visited, presented gifts, and checked and evaluated the implementation of the program. national drainage for the 2016-2020 period in Muong Lay town, Dien Bien province.

Brightening “pearl” of the Northwest

With an area of ​​more than 11,266 hectares, Muong Lay town is located in the north of Dien Bien province, about 90 kilometers north of Dien Bien Phu city center. The town center is located in a long narrow valley, the intersection of Da River, Nam Na River and Nam Lay stream. The town’s topography is quite complicated with high hills, steep slopes and strongly dissected by a system of rivers and streams.

The road to Muong Lay

The town has the characteristics of the Northwest climate, typical for the place where the sky and the mountains meet. The population is mainly white Thai, the stilt-roofs of the Thai people are both ancient with traditional architecture and modern with a lifestyle that preserves indigenous characteristics, to the point that some people call “Muong Thai “.

Muong Lay and era vision in Vietnam's smallest town
Muong Lay Town Secretary introduces specialties to guests

Muong Lay is known for its river tourism products and hydroelectric lake bed; cultural tourism; historical tourism; discovery tourism … Not only rich in tangible cultural products, Muong Lay is also rich in intangible culture – traditional ethnic cultural features such as hat dances, swirl dance, scarf dance, and pipe dance , national culinary culture, traditional sports of throwing, stick pushing, Kin Pang Then festival, swallowtail boat racing festival … These are favorable conditions for the town to exploit and promote prices. local traditions.

Rich education in tradition, trying to integrate

Muong Lay High School with the tradition of active teaching and learning, is the place where many people have studied and are working in ministries, departments, central and local branches; Especially, there used to be 1 Minister and 1 Deputy Minister.

At present, the town has 4 secondary schools, the rate of mobilizing students in grade 6 reaches 100% – exceeding the target compared with the assigned plan, all 4 schools are organizing the teaching of new school model; Teachers actively apply information technology to innovative teaching methods. The number of teacher managers who compose lessons by computers is 100%, with more than 3,500 teaching periods with IT application.

Although far from the center, schools in Muong Lay are actively determined to focus on building an English communication environment, encouraging students to participate in competitions on the internet.

Muong Lay and era vision in Vietnam's smallest town

Deputy Minister Pham Anh Tuan worked with the Mayor of Muong Lay

Muong Lay and era vision in Vietnam's smallest town

Deputy Minister Pham Anh Tuan presented pictures to the Muong Lay town police

Deputy Minister Pham Anh Tuan highly appreciated the development of Muong Lay town. In particular, with the advantage of nature and unique cultural identity, developing smart tourism will be one of the sustainable directions contributing to growth. In the coming time, the district should focus on community tourism, which will bring into play the total strengths of the locality’s own advantages in the natural landscape, climate as well as cultural identity.

Muong Lay and era vision in Vietnam's smallest town
The delegation with officials from Dien Bien province and Muong Lay town

In order to make Muong Lay a tourist city, especially “smart tourism”, it is necessary to go hand in hand with businesses’ as well as need to push for investment in infrastructure, building products and services in a specialized direction. Karma; especially upgrading traffic, enhancing the image of the locality, especially through communication channels, advertising on the internet.

Regarding socio-economic development, the town should pay attention to planting industrial crops, helping people to access capital; improve household economy. In 2019, the forest coverage rate reached 63.9% of the area, an increase over the previous year. With this cover, Thought Pham Anh Tuan noted that the special town had to keep forests.

Regarding the overall socio-economic development, the Deputy Minister noted that the government needs to shift towards digital transformation: digital economy, digital society and digital government; unified political system.

Muong Lay and era vision in Vietnam's smallest town
Muong Lay schoolgirl is charming with Thai ethnic costumes

Regarding educational development, on the basis of initial achievements, schools have determined that they must follow a new, epochal training way. That is to focus on English training, information technology application to provide 4.0 human resources for the locality. Currently, digital transformation in education is taking strong steps, solutions such as online classrooms, virtual schools are the optimal tools to bring education in mountainous areas parallel to current education. great. The Ministry of Information and Communications and the Department will support the school as much as possible in terms of teaching equipment and curriculum consulting.

Unique images of Muong Lay tourism:

Muong Lay and era vision in Vietnam's smallest town
Compared with the lake-bed area of ​​Da river in Son La, Hoa Binh, and Muong Lay, there are still many pristine tourism and cultural values; people are simple, pure.
Muong Lay and era vision in Vietnam's smallest town
The leaders of Muong Lay town shared, from the historic calamity when Son La Hydropower was completed, the lake-bed level rose, the water body area of ​​hundreds of hectares created for Muong Lay the tourist landscape. extremely attractive status, opportunities for the “smoke-free industry” of Muong Lay to break out are expanding
Muong Lay and era vision in Vietnam's smallest town

The lake-bed area of ​​Son La Hydropower, the section passing Muong Lay town, can be seen as a “high bay Ha Long” in the poetic Northwest sky.

Muong Lay and era vision in Vietnam's smallest town

Muong Lay and era vision in Vietnam's smallest town

Villa “Thai king” Deo Van Long. Photo: Cungphuot.info

Muong Lay and era vision in Vietnam's smallest town

Swallowtail boat racing festival. Photo: Đienbientv

Muong Lay and era vision in Vietnam's smallest town

The Kin Pang Then ceremony is one of the special cultural heritages in Then singing art of the White Thai people of Dien Bien province. Up to now, the ceremony has always been transmitted and practiced. Decorate the ceremony space. Photo: truyenhinhdulich

Muong Lay and era vision in Vietnam's smallest town

Muong Lay also preserves the unique culture of Thai people. Photo: Industry and Trade newspaper

Muong Lay and era vision in Vietnam's smallest town
Thai girls by the stream. Photo: dulich24h
Muong Lay and era vision in Vietnam's smallest town
Peaceful village in the valley. Photo: dulich24h
Muong Lay and era vision in Vietnam's smallest town

Ban Xa Bridge crosses the charming river

Hang Tom Bridge is famous as “Indochina First Bridge” and has become the pride of the Northwestern people.

Ngoc Thanh

Photo: Duc Huy

Prepare for the

Prepare for the “Dien Bien Phu online”

Dien Bien tourism needs breakthrough directions, new era, hoping to make a breakthrough, creating greater values ​​for the province. In which, digital transformation in tourism is a radical and long-term solution in the future.

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