Lang Son to build 3,900sqkm geopark
An international conference took place in Lang Son on November 29 to discuss how to take advantage of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in building a 3,900-sqkm geopark in the northern mountainous province.
Dong Lam Meadow in Huu Lung district will be part of Lang Son Geopark.
Held by the Lang Son People’s Committee in collaboration with the Vietnam National University (VNU) Hanoi and FNF Vietnam, the event gathered policymakers, academics and potential corporate partners for the building of Lang Son Geopark.
Lang Son Geopark will cover the five districts of Bac Son, Binh Gia, Van Quan, Huu Lung and Chi Lang, home to various ethnic minority groups and a large number of tangible and intangible cultural heritages.
Addressing the conference, Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Phuc Ha said the establishment of the geopark aims to not only preserve and promote local geological heritages and others, but also add to efforts to boost sustainable economic development, protect the environment, and effectively respond to natural disasters and climate change in Lang Son and Northeastern provinces at large.
Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Duong Xuan Huyen said practices and recommendations shared by academics, experts and corporate partners are very beneficial for Lang Son. The province will look at them thoroughly to develop Lang Son Geopark, he said.
He went on to say that Lang Son expects to receive further support and cooperation in building the geopark in the coming time. The province welcomes domestic and international organisations and corporations wanting to conduct studies or finance projects on preserving and restoring of heritages, developing tourism infrastructure and heighten public awareness of heritage and Lang Son Geopark, he added.
The province also expects Lang Son Geopark to be soon recognized as a global geopark by UNESCO./.