VN vows to preserve Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng World Heritage Site
21:37 | 27/07/2008
VGP - The 5th anniversary was held on July 26 in Quảng Bình Province to celebrate the UNESCO recognition of Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park as the World Natural Heritage Site.

Deputy PM Trương Vĩnh Trọng: All people should proactively engage in preserving and upholding values of Phong Nha -Kẻ Bàng - Photo: VGP

Attending the ceremony, Deputy PM Trương Vĩnh Trọng held that the event is extremely meaningful, aiming at confirming and honoring values of the Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park.

On this occasion, he called upon international organizations and scientists to keep assisting Việt Nam in protecting and embellishing the Heritage Site as a common property of the humankind. 

Cultural and artistic activities at the anniversary - Photo: VGP

Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park was recognized as a World Natural Heritage Site on July 5, 2003. Each year, it attracts around 400,000 visitors.

The anniversary lasts from July 18-27, during which some interesting events will take place, including the art photo exhibition ‘Joining hand in heritage protection’; the 2008 International Investment, Trade and Tourism Fair in Quảng Bình Province; the Countryside Fair “Gastronomy and Craft-village Specialties of Quảng Bình”; boat race, and art performances.

 By Kim Anh

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