KHANH HOA — A group of experts from the Miss Universe Organisation was at the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa’s Vinpearl Resort last week to check up on the location, structure and construction of the 7,500-seat theatre at the Crown Convention Centre to be used for this year’s contest.
The group together with Vietnamese partners also toured Nha Trang to prepare for events taking place before the final round of the contest, planned for July.
Rachel Frimer, a member of the group, expressed appreciation of the rate of construction by the Hoan Vu Joint Stock Company and said she believed the work would be complete on time and meet international standards.
"The two sides reached agreements on preparations and organisations for the contest," said Nguyen Quoc Toan, general director of Hoan Vu Joint Stock Company, "The theatre was designed by experts from the Miss Universe Organisation. After the contest, the theatre can be used for other international events."
Another delegation from the organisation will come to Viet Nam in March to examine cultural and tourist sites that can be used for advertising Viet Nam’s image during the show.
The first Miss Universe contest was organised in various states in the US between 1952 and 1971 before moving to other nations. This is the contest’s 57th year and the first time it’s being held in Viet Nam. — VNS