A delegation from the Miss Universe Organization has completed a fact-finding tour of Vietnam to explore the possibility of the country hosting the event in 2008.
Before leaving Vietnam, on August 10th,chairwman of the Organizing Board, Paula Mary Shugart talked about the findings to a reporter form Nhan Dan Newspaper at Noi Bai airport.
Reporter:What do you think about what you saw in Vietnamand when will you give your assessment of your tour?
Paula Mary Shugart: I can only say that Vietnam has potential and would be an excellent place to host Miss Universe 2008.
This is the first time I have been to Vietnam. Earlier, I had heard a lot about Vietnam, its beautiful scenery and friendly people, from my friends and my relatives.
Despite of this being my first visit to Vietnam, I feel the friendliness and hospitability of Vietnamese people and this is one of the things we look at in each place we visit.
Now, we need more time to collect all the results of the surveys and discuss with the other members of the organizing board in order to give a final conclusion.
After that, the organizing board will list conditions for hotels, photographic locations for competitors and conditions for the stage for the final competition.
When we have made an assessment and a final choice, we will pass to our Vietnamese partner to submit to the Government for approval and also our organizations board.
We will have the final conclusion in two months.
Reporter:Does Vietnam have the right facilities to host Miss Universe 2008?
Paula Mary Shugart: We started preparing to make this fact-finding tour 2 years ago with a lot of effort from our Vietnamese partner, the Advertising and Trade Fair Joint Stock Company (CIAT).
If Vietnam had not been successful in hosting the SEA Games and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), we would not have come here. I completely believe that Vietnam could organize Miss Universe 2008.
There is a need to research and find out about Vietnam Television as you must have enough ability of television to popularize the Vietnamese history, social culture and tourism to the world in two hours.
Therefore, the backing and material support of the government is essential. I have to emphasis this because the support is indispensable.
I believe that Vietnam is able to organize the competition, and I have always supported Vietnam. However, the final choice depends on the working session with the US’s NBC Television. We will announce the final result in two months.
Reporter:How will Vietnam get benefit if it is selected to host Miss Universe 2008?
Paula Mary Shugart: There are many beautiful landscapes in your country, which attract many tourists. If the competition is organized in Vietnam, the image of your country will broadcast on the US’s NBC Television and other means of communications. They will hear about Vietnam from this event. I would like to emphasize that this is a way to popularize the image of this wonderful country.
To host the competition, Vietnam must ensure the infrastructure, the venue and hotels. Because the Miss Universe 2008 will not only have 80 beautiful girls from over 80 countries but will also attract millions of tourists from all over the world.
Ms Hong, CEO of CIAT, said that to host the Miss Universe 2008, apart from ensuring the conditions given by Ms Shugart, CIAT and Vietnamese agencies will mobilize about 15 million USD. 7 million will pay for the copyright of Miss Universe 2008 and the host will have eight minutes to popularize the country on the US’s NBC Television. The rest will be costs for personnel and infrastructure.
Reporter:Thank you very much!
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