A delegation from Global Geoparks Network (GGN) conducted a survey from August 6-9 of the construction and development of the Dong Van Karst Plateau Global Geopark.
At a meeting with local authorities on August 9 to review their assessment, the delegation, consisting of experts from Malaysia, France, and Brazil, spoke highly of the efforts of Ha Giang province to uphold the heritage values of the global geopark.
They also were inordinately complementary of Ha Giang province for its commitment to raise ethnic minority people and young generation’s awareness of the importance of geological heritage protection.
They noted that to fully meet all criteria recommended by GGN, Ha Giang province still has many things to do in the coming time.
They emphasised that the planning work must be linked to conservation, restoration and promotion of the natural heritage values, contributing to developing socio-economy, ensuring national security, and improving the quality of local people’s lives.
The Dong Van Karst Stone Plateau is the first official UNESCO Global Geopark in Vietnam and the second in Southeast Asia.