UNESCO honours third Global Geopark in Vietnam

The Central Highlands province of Dak Nong on November 24 received a certificate recognising its geopark as part of the UNESCO Global Geoparks Network.

The Dak Nong Geopark is the latest member of the global network and the third to obtain this title in Vietnam.

It covers more than 4,700 sq.km. of land in six of the eight district-level localities in Dak Nong, namely Krong No, Cu Jut, Dak Mil, Dak Song, Dak G’Long, and Gia Nghia, equivalent to two-fifths of the province’s total area.

According to domestic and foreign scientists, there are 65 heritage and geomorphological sites in the Dak Nong Geopark, including volcanic craters, volcanic caves, and waterfalls.

Notably, this geopark is home to the largest system of volcanic caves in Southeast Asia, with more than 50 caves and a total length of over 10,000m.

Once coming to the Dak Nong Geopark, visitors can also explore the Central Highlands’ space of gong culture – a UNESCO-recognised masterpiece of the intangible heritage of humanity, the culture of M’Nong people – the ethnic group that has the longest residence history in the province, along with the culture of other ethnic minorities.

 

UNESCO Representative in Vietnam Michael Croft said the Dak Nong Geopark boasts the combination of natural beauty and locals’ unique culture, both of which need to be preserved and capitalised on via economic and tourism activities.

He highlighted the importance of local residents’ participation and pledged UNESCO’s close cooperation to help tap into tourism potential of this geopark.

On July 7, the Programme and External Relations Commission of the 209th UNESCO Executive Board approved the Global Geoparks Council’s proposal to recognise the Dak Nong Geopark as a global geopark,

Earlier, the Dong Van Karst Plateau in Ha Giang province and the Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark in Cao Bang province, both in the north of Vietnam, had been named members of the Global Geoparks Network./.VNA

Discovering Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark

Discovering Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark

Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark is a captivating site located in Cao Bang province that features an array of pristine majestic scenery, along with being home to some of the most unique historical and cultural sites in the northeastern region.

Road at UNESCO-recognised geopark face severe landslides

Road at UNESCO-recognised geopark face severe landslides

An under-construction road in a UNESCO-recognised geopark in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong has faced landslides.

 
 

Other News

.
The young female CEO and Vietnam’s first app for the elderly
The young female CEO and Vietnam’s first app for the elderly
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  28/10/2021 

HASU, developed by young female IT expert Ngo Thuy Anh during a special time – the first wave of Covid 19 in Vietnam, has become the first application on comprehensive healthcare for people aged over 50 in Vietnam.

Five scientific journals of Vietnam included in ACI in 2021
Five scientific journals of Vietnam included in ACI in 2021
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  27/10/2021 

Five Vietnamese scientific journals were accepted to the ASEAN Citation Index (ACI) database system in 2021, announced the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) on October 26.

AAG submarine cable has problems, Internet affected again
AAG submarine cable has problems, Internet affected again
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  27/10/2021 

The AAG submarine cable route has encountered problems on the S1I branch from Vietnam to Hong Kong, affecting the quality of Internet services in Vietnam. Meanwhile, the errors on the AAE-1 submarine cable have not been fixed yet.

Da Nang to have second software park
Da Nang to have second software park
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  27/10/2021 

The second software park in the central city of Da Nang is under construction at a cost of VND800 billion (over US$34 million), according to the local Department of Information and Communications.

IT graduates earn monthly pay of VND30-40 million: report
IT graduates earn monthly pay of VND30-40 million: report
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  27/10/2021 

Vietnam is seriously lacking IT engineers, which explains why many new graduates with good skills and experience find jobs with attractive pay of up to VND30 million ($1,300) a month.

Vietnamese-origin professor awarded Constantin Caratheodory Prize
Vietnamese-origin professor awarded Constantin Caratheodory Prize
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  26/10/2021 

Vietnamese-origin Professor Le Thi Hoai An has received the Constantin Caratheodory Prize and has been appointed a senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF).

Leading Vietnamese and Australian AI experts to meet at forum
Leading Vietnamese and Australian AI experts to meet at forum
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  26/10/2021 

This event will be held on October 27 to provide information about AI cooperation programs between the two countries and exchange experiences in building and developing AI community.

Many Vietnamese among most influential scientists in the world
Many Vietnamese among most influential scientists in the world
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  26/10/2021 

According to a list of 100,000 most influential scientists in the world in 2021, 146 scientists work in Vietnam, including 29 who are Vietnamese.

Hue residents’ ‘special’ passport during pandemic
Hue residents’ ‘special’ passport during pandemic
FEATUREicon  26/10/2021 

At 6.40 am on August 15, through the Hue-S system, Hue City Smart City Monitoring Center received images from local residents that showed a man jumping from a train and running to Alley No 128 off Phan Chu Trinh Street in Hue City.

Trading scraps for groceries
Trading scraps for groceries
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  25/10/2021 

As a means to promote environmental protection while supporting the community through the pandemic, grocery stalls in Van Mieu Ward, Dong Da District, Hanoi are letting people trade scraps for food.

Vietnam faces shortage of artificial intelligence experts
Vietnam faces shortage of artificial intelligence experts
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  25/10/2021 

Artificial intelligence (AI) is now at the center of the technology world. Many countries around the world have largely invested in AI and Vietnam is no exception.

Vietnam’s tech shops stay up all night selling iPhone 13
Vietnam’s tech shops stay up all night selling iPhone 13
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  23/10/2021 

On October 22, sales of officially distributed iPhone 13 models began in Vietnam. Many shops opened overnight to serve customers.

Apple takes steps to reduce “hand-carried” iPhone market in Vietnam
Apple takes steps to reduce “hand-carried” iPhone market in Vietnam
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  22/10/2021 

The market for “hand-carried” iPhones in Vietnam has been shrinking in the past two years, especially after the launch of Apple-authorized stores.

Rice husks: From waste to new green energy
Rice husks: From waste to new green energy
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  22/10/2021 

Intensive efforts are underway with support from diverse stakeholders to promote the sustainable use of rice husks and other biomass resources for electricity and heat production throughout Vietnam.

Investigation launched to find killers of endangered langurs in Quang Ngai
Investigation launched to find killers of endangered langurs in Quang Ngai
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  22/10/2021 

Local ranger and police forces have been tracking illegal hunters who killed five grey-shanked douc langurs (pygathrix cinerea). 

Hanoi faces waste storage crisis
Hanoi faces waste storage crisis
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  22/10/2021 

Xuan Son Landfill in Hanoi's Son Tay Town stopped receiving waste from October 6 due to overloading. Local authorities have had to move all rubbish to the Nam Son Landfill in Soc Son District which is also reaching full capacity.

About 800 delegates to attend virtual Vietnam Security Summit 2021
About 800 delegates to attend virtual Vietnam Security Summit 2021
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  21/10/2021 

The Vietnam Security Summit 2021 will be held via videoconference on October 27-28, with the participation of about 800 delegates across various fields.

Ministry launches program to detect vulnerabilities of national digital transformation platforms
Ministry launches program to detect vulnerabilities of national digital transformation platforms
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  20/10/2021 

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has kicked of a program called “Bug Bounty” to find security holes in all national digital conversion platforms.

What is Vietnam’s role in the International Telecommunication Union?
What is Vietnam’s role in the International Telecommunication Union?
FEATUREicon  19/10/2021 

Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Houlin Zhao praised the proposals and initiatives of Vietnam and hoped that it would share its experiences with other ITU member countries.

Science and technology ministry to study new SARS-CoV-2 testing methods
Science and technology ministry to study new SARS-CoV-2 testing methods
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  19/10/2021 

The Ministry of Science and Technology will research the production of COVID-19 vaccines, treatment drugs and new SARS-CoV-2 testing methods, said Minister of Science and Technology Huynh Thanh Dat.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN