VN to build 30 geological parks by 2030
VGP – The PM has approved a project on conservation of geological heritage sites, development and management of a geological network in Viet Nam.
A corner of Dong Van Karst Plateau Global Geopark - Illustration photo
The project would be implemented in the 2014-2020 period in 37 provinces and cities across the country.
It will conduct scientific research activities to preserve, develop and manage geological parks; perfect mechanisms and policies on appropriate preservation and exploitation of geological heritage sites in Viet Nam and strengthen international cooperation in the field.
The project also aims to finalize a set of scientific criteria and process to define, evaluate, categorize and recognize geological heritage .
By 2020, Viet Nam will build and recognize 5-7 national geological parks and nominate 2-3 to the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) for recognition./.
By Kim Loan