Rivers, which were the cradle of life of early human civilizations, are like the main arteries of a city. Thus, people sing a hope by th river. A dynamic city with rivers and streams... A green space that bursts with life... And a cultural place that is open to the public... Change is taking place in Seoul's Han River right now.
Vietnam is one of the many countries in Asia that have been stormed by the Korean Wave. After strengthening ties and fostering cultural exchange, the two countries are now cooperating together to launch the Red River Development Project and make it a resounding success. Last September, a TV crew from V-TV, which is Vietnam's public broadcaster, came to Seoul to shoot vivid footage of the Han River. The revamped look of the Han River and how it was achieved through minimal impact to the river and environment are documented by the Vietnamese TV crew to be brought to viewers in Vietnam. The Red River project is set to be implemented in late 2010 and both Korea and Vietnam hope for its success.The Han River is taking the next step in becoming a template for other cities worldwide. As a city with class and the benchmark standard for world cities, Seoul is an inspiration to Hanoi and its plans to develop its Red River.