Phong Nha- Ke Bang National Park receives UNESCO's 2nd certificate

The Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park received its second UNESCO’s certificate as the world natural heritage site in the evening yesterday.

UNESCO chief representative in Vietnam Katherine Muller-Marin and Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism certificate UNESCO’s  recognition for Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park for the second times.

Attending in the ceremony was Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, UNESCO chief representative in Vietnam Katherine Muller-Marin and departments and agencies.

Katherine Muller-Marin said “It is the second time that the Vietnamese park received UNESCO recognition for its ecosystem and biological diversity.”

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park was highly valued the greatest number of plants and animal species. It covers 123,326ha, including tropical moist forest, 94 percents of its limestone mountain and 84 percents of its primeval forest.

There are over 2, 934 species of flora and 800 species of fauna of which some animals are recorded in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List.

A firework performance commenced at 9pm at Nhat Le Bridge to welcome the 2015 Cave Festival and receiving ceremony of the world natural heritage site, attracting  thousands travelers at home and abroad.

On the same day, the People’s Committee of Quang Binh province and the Vietnam Bank for Investment and Development (BIDV) held an investment attraction program into My Canh Tourist Site.

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and hundreds of enterprises from Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, Laos and Thailand attended in the event.

Cave system in Quang Binh attracts travelers at home and abroad.

By Minh Phong- Translated by Huyen Huong

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