Ceremony marks 20 years of Ha Long’s UNESCO recognition | Halong Bay Airport

Ceremony marks 20 years of Ha Long’s UNESCO recognition

Ceremony marks 20 years of Ha Long’s UNESCO recognition

A ceremony was held on November 1 on the bank of the beautiful Ha Long Bay to celebrate 20 years of Ha Long’s UNESCO recognition.

The art show celebrates 20 years of Ha Long’s UNESCO recognition.
Attending at the ceremony were Chairman of the Vietnam Central Fatherland Front Nguyen Thien Nhan, Party Central Committee Secretary and head of the Party Commission for Mass Mobilisation Ha Thi Khiet, Representative of UNESCO in Viet Nam Katherine Müller-Marin and representatives of central ministries and international organizations.

Quang Ninh delegates include Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Pham Minh Chinh, Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Do Thi Hoang, Chairman of the provincial People’s Council Nguyen Duc Long and heads of local departments and localities.

The event also attracted the participation of thousands of locals, tourists and investors.

Speaking at the ceremony, Nguyen Thien Nhan, Chairman of the Viet Nam Fatherland, congratulated local leaders and people on their efforts to preserve and develop the value of the world heritage Ha Long Bay.

He also expressed hope that the locality would continue to preserve the area’s natural heritage while seeking to draw tourists.

The Quang Ninh provincial leaders officially launched a tourism promotion program titled Nu Cuoi Ha Long (Ha Long Smile)

At the ceremony, the Quang Ninh provincial leaders officially launched a tourism promotion program titled Nu Cuoi Ha Long (Ha Long Smile). Nine leaders smiled warmly and created heart shapes with their hands to kick off the program, which aims to turn the locality into a place of smiles, hospitality, friendliness and politeness.

After the ceremony, an art show gathering more than 300 amateur and professional artists born in the northern province of Quang Ninh left a strong impression in participants.

On December 17, 1994, the Ha Long Bay was officially listed as a World Heritage site with globally outstanding value in terms of natural landscape by UNESCO. In 2000, the bay was additionally recognized for its special value on geography-geomorphology. In 2011, it surpassed 261 other landscapes around the world to be voted as one among seven new natural wonders of the world.

Source: quangninh.gov.vn

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