Striving for recognition of the title of Global Geopark in the site of Krongno district.
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On 15 March 2017, the Provincial Communist Party Committee hosted meeting to listen to the report on studying, surveying and evaluating the geological heritages serving the building of the Global Geopark in the site of Krong No district.

In attendance of the meeting, there were: Mr. Le Dien, Member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Secretary of the Provincial Communist Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council, Head of  the Steering Committee on building the geopark in Krongno district, along with the leaders of relevant Departments and agencies.

 

Mrs. Ton Thi Ngoc Hanh, Vice Chairwoman of the Provincial People's Committee reported on the progress of activities relating to building the Geopark in Krongno district.

 

As reported, to date, the steps to finalize the dossier to submit to the UNESCO for its recognition of Krongno district site as the Global Geopark is being carried out in a rush. Especially, during the implementation of the Project on studying, surveying and evaluating the geological heritages serving the building of the Geopark in Krongno district of Daknong province, the scientists had discovered archaeological remains in the lava caves system. The discovery can possibly increase the uniqueness, potential, and scientic value of the area, making it an attractive location domestically and internationally.

 

The steps to finalize the dossier to submit to the UNESCO for its recognition of Krongno district site as a Global Geopark is being carried out in a rush.

 

However, during the process of compiling the dossier of building the Global Geopark, a number of obstacles and difficulties had arisen, such as: the loss of biodiversity around the lava cave system site in Krongno district; the poor traffic connection between the component sites; the lack of the  tourism and cultural spots system.  Also, the province was facing difficulty in compiling the dossier along with the limited involvement and cooperation  of the related parties in the implementation of the Project on studying, surveying and evaluating the geological heritages serving the building of the Geopark in Krongno district. In addition, the Commission on managing the Geopark in Krongno district had yet to be strengthened, and competent enough,  plus there was a lack of experts or science researchers' presence in the Commission's staff structure…

 

Mr. Le Dien, Member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Secretary of the Provincial Communist Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council, Head of  the Steering Commission on building the Geopark in Krongno district required that the relevant departments, agencies tightly work together to complete the dossier as well fulfill the criteria required by the UNESCO.

 

After hearing all the opinion of related agencies, Mr. Le Dien affirmed that the succesful building of the title of Global Geopark in the site of Krongno district bears a significant meaning in realizing the socio- economic strategies of the province. This would serve as a highlight, and the start of tourism activities and the production of particular tourism products. Thus, the relevant departments, agencies had to work tightly together and join hands for the implementation and fulfilling the criteria of the dossier to seek UNESCO's recognition as Global Geopark in the site of Krongno district. He required that the Department of Science and Technology work with the scientists to speed up the implementation progress of the Project, at the same time check up the dossiers, projects to balance the budget for the implementation of the Project on surveying the site of Krongno district; the Department of Natural Resources and Environment, and  the Department of Construction re-define the scope and boundary of the Geopark for better management and effective exploitation; the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism build up, count, and restore the tourism criteria relating to the Geopark as required by the UNESCO; the Commission on managing the Geopark in the site Krongno district step up propaganda activities as well as enhance awareness of local people about the value of the lava cave system in Krongno district so that they would join with the local authority in the protection of the heritages.

According to baodaknong.org.vn

 

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