On March 15th, 2018, the Provincial Steering committee meeting on evaluation performance of 2017 and implementation of action plan 2018. Mr.Hoang Xuan Anh, Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party committee, Chairman of People’s committee of Cao Bang province cum Chairman of the Provincial steering committee (PSC) chaired the meeting.
The meeting was participated by Mr.Trinh Huu Khang, Vice Chairman of People’s committee of Cao Bang province, Vice Chairman of the PSC, Mr.Thai Hong Thinh, Director of Environment and Natural resources department, standing Vice chairman of the PSC, memebers of the PSC who are leaders of Offices of Party committee, and People’s commttee, and Departments of Culture, Sports and tourism, Finance, Agricultural and rural development, Investment and Planning, Education and Training and Chairmen of districts (Quang Uyen, Trung Khanh, Tra Linh, Ha Quang, Hoa An, Phuc Hoa and Nguyen Binh).
In 2017, the province developed 3 experienced routes of the Non nuoc Cao Bang geopark; completed 21 parking areas; site boards and Pannos, 43 tourists sites; 4 information centers, 1 display center. The province received the evaluation experts of UNESCO came for evaluation mission in Non nuoc Cao Bang geopark. In additions, the province also sent delegations to attend networking events to promote Non nuoc Cao Bang geopark to the UNESCO global geopark network.
For communication and rasing awareness activities, in 2017 about 3 communication sessions on raising awareness of values of geological sites and Non nuoc Cao Bang geopark, 01 field training session for english interpreters, 07 training sessions at districts for about 800 people were carried out. Department of culture, sports and tourism cooperated with department of Education and trainning issued the Plan 63 on implementation of the geopark introduction to schools; Management board of Non nuoc Cao Bangg geopark cooperated with the School for art and sport gifted school to implement the Plan on painting pictures of heritages in the geopark, worked with the Center for tourist information and promotion to launch the “best shots of Non nuoc Cao Bang geopark”; issued 3 Nos of Geopark reviews (about 3000 copies), 3 guide books (about 900 copies), 20.000 leaflets, etc.
Chairman of People’s committee of Cao Bang province Mr.Hoang Xuan Anh closed the meeting
In 2018, the province continues to cooperate with Vietnam Instute of Geosciences and Mineral resources, UNESCO experts to amend information panels in heritage sites of the geopark, completion of the display at information centers, complement more panels, sign boards, and promotion panels, etc. Developing plan to receive the UNESCO experts, and Plan to anounce the UNESCO lable of Non nuoc Cao Bang geopark, Plan of People’s committee of Cao Bang province to participate at the meeting of the Executive board of UNESCO in France and the 8th International Conference on global geopark in Italy including an Exhibition stand)
In his remarks at the meeting, Mr. Hoang Xuan Anh, Chairman of people’s committee of Cao Bang province, Chairman of the PSC for the development of global geopark suggested that departments, people’s committee of districts, city and related agencies cooperate closely in carrying out activities the scheduled plans; promoted the communication on Non nuoc Cao Bang geopark in schools and communities; soon to complete infrastructure improvement schemes in which focusing on the recommendation of UNESCO such as: access path to Mountain angel eyes in Tra Linh district, protection of the Lung Luong Amonite fossils (Ha Quang district), walking trail in Nguom Ngao cave (Trung Khanh district), information panel sites, and typical symbol of the Phia Oac peak, etc. and enhancement of the management and protection of geological, cultural, natural landscapes, and environment in the Non nuoc Cao Bang geopark territory.