Approved by the Prime Minister, the two day contest
estimated to cost over US$465,000, will explode over the Han River on
Joe Ghazzal, director of Malaysian-owned Global 2000
Company, the festival consultant, said they have signed contracts with
four famous competitors from US, Japan, France and Portugal.
The theme for the contest will be “the Legend of the Han River”.
The Da Nang People’s Committee will build a temporary
30,000-seat pavilion for people to watch the event, said Nguyen Van
Can, chief of the committee’s office.
The income from selling tickets for the seats will be
used to invest in the festival that was initiated in 2008, he said,
adding that next year, they will not rent out places nearby to food and
beverage services as done previously to give people more space to watch
Local authorities have also decided to establish a
Fireworks Fund that will invite foreign and local sponsorship as well
as tap into other legal income sources. The fund will be used to
organize the international competition as well as other celebratory
fireworks display in the city.
Source: VietNamNet/Thanh Nien