HA NOI A series of activities to celebrate the 15 th anniversary of Ha Long Bay s recognition as a world natural heritage site will be held in Ha Noi from December 11-14, according to the Quang Ninh provincial People s Committee.
The celebrations include a Ha Long Bay exhibition "15 years of world natural heritage" at the Ly Thai To Park, a promotion programme to vote for Ha Long Bay as one of the seven new natural wonders of the world, art performances at the Opera House, according to Ngo Van Hung, head of the Ha Long Bay Management Board.
"Since being listed as a world natural heritage site in 1994, the management and preservation of Ha Long Bay have seen significant results," Hung said at a press briefing in Ha Noi last week.
The board has co-operated with local and foreign universities, research institutes and scientists to conduct scientific studies to add more heritage value to the management of the site. It has also worked with world natural preservation agencies to conduct surveys on the bay to assess its geological and geomorphological values.
The management board has to date issued 30 publications to promote the bay and carried out 30 nature research projects. VNS