CEREMONY ON THE RECEIVING OF NON NUOC CAO BANG UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK CERTIFICATE

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On November 24th 2018, Cao Bang province organized the Ceremony on the receiving the Certificate a of Non nuoc Cao Bang UNESCO global geopark and the Certificate of National special historical monument for the 1950 border victory site in Thach An, and the Program on “Going through the heritages sites of the 6 northern provinces of Viet Nam”.
CEREMONY ON THE RECEIVING OF NON NUOC CAO BANG UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK CERTIFICATE
The Ceremony was participated by H.E Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, member of Political bureau, Prime Minister of the Socialist republic of Viet Nam and representative leaders of Ministries, central agencies, Executive council Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, Generals of the Arm forces and People’s police of Viet Nam who were born in Cao Bang; Representative of UNESCO office in Viet Nam; representative leaders and enterprises from Chongzuo city, Baise city (Guangxi, China); representative leaders from People’s committee and Department of Culture, sports and tourism of provinces namely Bac kan, Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Thai Nguyen, Lang Son, etc.
For leaders of Cao Bang province, Mr. Lai Xuan Mon member of Political Bureau, Secretary of Provincial party committee of Cao Bang province,  Head of the Delegation of National assembly of Cao Bang province; Mr.Trieu Dinh Le, Standing deputy Secretary of  Provincial party committee; Mr. Dam Van Eng, Deputy secretary of  Provincial party committee, Chairman of People’s council of Cao Bang province; Mr. Hoang Xuan Anh, Deputy secretary of Provincial party committee, Chairman of People’s committee of Cao Bang province, and representative leaders of Party committee, People’s council, People’s committee and Fatherland fronts; former leaders of Cao Bang province, and leaders of departments, Vietnamese Heroic Mother and people of Cao Bang province.
On April 12th 2018, the 204th Executive board of UNESCO approved the Resolution recognizing Non nuoc Cao Bang as a UNESCO global geopark. This has made Cao Bang the Second UNESCO global geopark in Viet Nam after Dong Van Karst plateau, and the 8th UNESCO global geopark in the South East Asia. It is the honor and prides of the provincial Party committee and local communities, but at the same time also a challenge of the continuation of the development of Non nuoc Cao Bang UNESCO global geopark meeting the criteria and guideline of UNESCO for a UNESCO global geopark embracing the sustainable development strategy.
For the 1950 Boder campaign vitory site, this is one of the first fight of Vietname’s people army in the struggle against the French colonist. In addition, that was the first time and also the only time that President Ho Chi Minh directly led the fight and stood with his troops. The 1950 Boder campaign vitory was an important turn contributing to the victory of the struggle agaist the Frech colonist of our nation. With such an vital role of this historical site and upon request of local communities and people all over the country on the preservation and promotiong of historical sites, Cao Bang province has submitted the application dossier to th Prime Minister for recognition of the 1950 Boder campaign vitory historical site in Thach An district as a National special historical site.    
The X Art performance program “Going through heritages of the six northern provinces of Viet Nam” was hosted by Cao Bang province with the participation of 6 Norther provinces of Viet Nam composed of some key activities namely: Sports of ethnic group competition, Exhibition of Photos on the people and landscapes of the 6 Northern provinces, Food and tourism products fairs, Competitions on traditional arts and performance on costumes of ethnic groups.
In his remarks at the Ceremony, H.E Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister congratulated the Party committee and the people of Cao Bang province on the UNESCO global geopark recognition and the recognition of the 1950 Boder historical campaign vitory site as a National special historical monument. The recognition of Non nuoc Cao Bang as a UNESCO global geopark is very important since it means that our nation has another national brand on landscapes and geology with international significance. If we know how to comebine the heritage sites with other identities of Cao Bang, and connect them to heritages in other areas, especially big service centers, these assests will become a driving force for sustainable development. The tourism development model of Cao Bang should embrace the combination of cultures, history, patriotism, landscapes, and food, etc to result in a diverse and identical tourism sector for the province. This explains why Cao Bang is on the right track to develop the mountainous tourism industry for Viet Nam. In order to achieve this target, it requires creativeness to turn the conservation and promotion of the national heritages into means of livehood for local communities. While, the concerns on environment and ecology, preservation of traditional cultures, history, especial natural resources are taken into consisderation. 
H.E Mr.Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister commented that we should be proud of the appreciation of international communities on the identical and important significances on geology, bio-diversity, cultures, history and landscape of Non nuoc Cao Bang, which is preserving the footprints of earth evolution of the last 500 millions years. In addition to the magnificient landscapes, this area is also famous for traditional practice of ethnic groups in the Northeast region of Viet Nam. The UNESCO global geopark of Non nuoc Cao Bang is not only the honor of Cao Bang, but of the nation country as well. Till now, there have been 38 UNESCO recognition in areas of tangible and intangible cultures, documentary heritages, and science.
“Whenever Viet Nam is honored with an international significance, we are proud of our national values and of what we have contributed to the treasure of human kind. This recognition has been helping enhance our contry’s softpower in international community” said H.E Mr. Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc. We even feel more pround when Non nuoc Cao Bang UNESCO global geopark is considered as the “source” of Vietnam’s revolutionary force, the commencement of our nation in the fight against the foreign colonist and rebel forces for the freedom of our nation country.  
 H.E Mr.Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister suggested that the Party committee, People’s committee and people in the northern east provinces continue their self-reliance, activeness, and creativeness to promote their advantages and potentials of each province and of the region. 
The Ceremony on awarding the Certificate of UNESCO global geopark to Non nuoc Cao Bang and the Certificate of the National special and historical monument for the 1950 border victory site in Thach An district was followed up by the Art performance program “Returning to Non nuoc Cao Bang” composing of three Chapter: Chapter 1- Legends of the Non nuoc Cao Bang, it was to introduce abou the area, people, traditional & historical values and the nature in Cao Bang; Chapter 2- Outstanding heritages in the Northern provinces, it was to introduce about the land and human with traditions for the revolution and cultures of the 6 northern provinces: Cao Bang, Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Thai Nguyen, Bac Kan and Lang Son; Chapter 3- Cao Bang-moving forward to the future, this was performed by professional artists from the central art delegations and from provinces and joined by extrasof Cao Bang.  
The Event ended with stunning fireworks to congratulate the success of the Ceremony on Receiving Certificates of the UNESCO global geopark for Non nuoc Cao Bang and National special historical monument for the 1950 border campaign victory site in Thach An district, and the X Tourism program “Going through heritages of the 6 northern provinces of Viet Nam 2018”.  

Source: Dương Liễu - Kim Cúc

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