|The recognition of Nam O fish sauce making represents the pride of the city.
Known as one of Vietnam's oldest fish sauce making villages with a history of more than 400 years, Nam O located just three kilometers from the foot of Hai Van Pass. Currently, the Nam O fish sauce trade village has 92 households, three cooperatives and one enterprise involved in fish sauce making.
Fish sauce is considered the soul of Vietnam's cuisine, and is included during cooking as a key component or used as a dipping sauce.
The recognition of Nam O fish sauce making represents the pride of the city as well as its responsibility of protecting and promoting the value of the trade in order to contribute to the implementation of Vietnam’s sea-based economic development strategy.
Speaking at the event, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Tran Van Mien said that the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s recognition of Nam O fish sauce making as a national intangible cultural heritage affirms the value of the trade.
On this occasion, the Nam O community-based tourism development project was announced. With a total investment of VND46.1 billion (US$2 million), the project aims at developing the trade village in association with tourism development.By Linh Bui