Vietnam to host Miss World

A signing ceremony on the organisation of Miss World 2010 in Vietnam took place in Ho Chi Minh City on July 9.

The agreement was signed by Hoang Kieu, CEO of the Shanghai Rare Antibody Antigen Supply Inc. (RAAS) group, and representative of the Miss World organiser in Vietnam , and Julia Morley, president of Miss World Organisation.

The RAAS group will pay about US $10 million for the right to hold the Miss World 2010 pageant. The group will use proceeds from the international event for charity in Vietnam .

Morley and Miss World 2007, Zhang Zilin, visited Vietnam from June 28 to July 9 for charitable activities and surveys in big cities including HCM City , Hanoi and Quang Ninh.

During the visits, the RAAS group donated nearly VND 6 billion to various charitable organisations and Vietnam including VND 1.1 billion for parade ceremonies to welcome the 80 contestants of Miss Universe 2008 in Nha Trang

In addition, the group along with Vietnam Airlines presented US $50,000 to Miss World Organisation and Miss World 2007 Zhang Zilin to help earthquake victims in Sichuan province in China .

The organising board also said that Vietnam Airlines will participate in transportation for Miss World 2010 in Vietnam.