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Each locality in Vietnam that has a World Heritage Site devotes special resources to the development of tourism and a unique “brand” of culture. However, the management of these sites has yielded varied results.

Social News 28/4

 Deputy PM visits disaster-hit localities in Bac Lieu, Tra Vinh loses 49.5 million USD due to drought, saline intrusion, UNESCO, ILO funded tourism project benefits locals, HCM City: 201 women awarded “Heroic Mother” title

Vi-Giam singing - intangible cultural heritage of humanity

A programme is jointly held by the central provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh on January 31 to receive the UNESCO certification for local Vi-Giam folk singing as part of humanity’s intangible cultural heritage.

Biggest Mong festival set to begin

Biggest Mong festival set to begin; Son Tra festival brings Thai guests; Quang Nam to open new tourism site; Ninh Binh opens National Tourism Year 2015; Japanese cruise ship with 650 passengers arrives in HCMC

Dong Van Karst Plateau Geo-Park continues its global status

UNESCO has re-recognised the Dong Van Karst Plateau Geo-Park in the northernmost mountainous province of Ha Giang as a member of the Global Network of National Geoparks for the 2015-2018 period.

What should Vietnam do to prevent China’s “new card”?

 VietNamNet Bridge - It must be emphasized that the advisory opinion process of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) will face political, diplomatic and legal barriers.

The “new card” in China’s cow-tongue machinations

 VietNamNet Bridge – Is China taking advantage of the protection of underwater heritage to realize its U-shaped line claim in the East Sea?

More geo-parks to be acknowledged by UNESCO by 2030

 VietNamNet Bridge – A number of geological parks will be recognised as national or global geo-parks by 2030 under the project “geological heritage conservation and geo-park network development in Vietnam”

Is China’s Silk Road Initiative an interest in the East Sea?

VietNamNet Bridge – The so-called “Silk Road Initiative” in the East Sea is part of China’s three-direction tactic, analyzed by Dr. Nguyen Hong Thao.

Nguyen Dynasty documents recognized as world documentary heritage

The Ministry of Home Affairs this morning received a certificate of world documentary heritage for a number of documents signed by Nguyen kings (1802-1945) from a representative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. 

Lang Biang biosphere reserve seeks UNESCO recognition

VietNamNet Bridge – Authorities in Lam Dong province are taking the final steps to complete their report on the Lang Biang biosphere reserve which will be submitted to the UNESCO for recognition in September.

18 world heritage sites: Vietnam “losing” billions of dollars?

 VietNamNet Bridge - Billions of US dollars of foreign investment in projects related to the 18 World Heritage sites in Vietnam seem to be "forgotten".

Political News Headlines 1/7

 President bids farewell to outgoing UK diplomat; Top legislator welcomes WFUCA President; HCM City signs pact with Rhone-Alpes Region

Chefs in Shanghai for Bocuse d'Or competition

Chef Nguyen Le Hoang Phat will represent Vietnam at the two-day international culinary competition that kicks off in Shanghai on June 26.

UNESCO body in Vietnam hits out at China’s illegal rig

The Vietnam Union of UNESCO Associations, a UN public organisation working for global peace and cooperation, has released a statement in strong opposition to China’s illegal installation of its oil rig Haiyang Shiyou – 981 in Vietnam’s waters.

Motivational speaker offers inspiration

Twenty-one people with disabilities will be honoured at the Shining Vietnamese Fortitude Gala Night for their winning writing entries during ceremonies to be held today in HCM City and May 24 in Ha Noi.

Nguyen Dynasty royal documents recognized as Global Memory of the World

 VietNamNet Bridge – UNESCO has recognized the Nguyen Dynasty's official documents as a documentary heritage of the world.

Then singing seeks UNESCO recognition

VietNamNet Bridge – The northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang, one of the cradles of Hat Then, is working hard to hasten the compilation of a dossier seeking UNESCO’s recognition of the musical genre . . .

The Mother Goddess religion

On the occasion of the preparation of a dossier to submit to UNESCO for its recognition of Chau van as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, VNP had an interview with Prof. Ngo Duc Thinh, a leading expert in the Mother Goddess religion.

UNESCO hails famous VN's ancient house as ‘impressive'

 The Viet Nam Federation of UNESCO Association has listed a 119-year-old house called Huynh Thuy Le Ancient House in Sa Dec Town in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap as one of Viet Nam's most impressive destinations.