Vietnam/ 7. Public institutions in cultural infrastructure  

7.1 Cultural infrastructure: tendencies & strategies

Most of the Vietnamese cultural infrastructure is still, directly or indirectly, in the public domain.

Since 1997, due to the policy of decentralisation and privatisation of the state, many cultural organisations become more autonomous, albeit they are mostly still financed by the public budget.

The State has taken more efforts to build infrastructure for key cultural and art activities that have important roles in orientating political, ideological, moral and aesthetic values to the society. The State is planning to build cultural institutions such as libraries, cultural houses, sport clubs, etc. in public organisations, schools, industrial zones, and enterprises. The State has also applied new technology to archive and restore heritage objects and sites.

Chapter published: 30-11-2013