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New tourist boats used in Phong Nha Ke Bang

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:38 am




New tourist boats used in Phong Nha Ke Bang


QĐND – Monday, December 13, 2010, 21:11 (GMT+7)

The Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park in the central province of Quang Binh has put into operation two new kinds of boats to provide tourist services for tourists.


The new boats, part of a project to develop tourism in the sub-Delta River region, will help protect the environment and provide safety for tourists on a tourism route on the Son River.


According to Mr. Le The Luc, the project’s Director, the new boats will help local people develop and protect heritages well.


In the near future, more new boats will be provided to local people to replace old boats, which were not suitable for carrying tourists.


Source: TT


Translated by Duy Minh


Source: QDND

Scientists re-create Big Bang in lab

In Uncategorized on November 9, 2010 at 4:51 am

Cao Bang: Red mud flood engulfs homes, crops

In Uncategorized on November 7, 2010 at 8:20 am

German NGO wants to stop funding for Phong Nha Ke Bang

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:37 pm

KwF, a non-governmental organization from Germany, has said it wants to stop funding KwF pledged for the Phong Nha-Ke Bang nature conversation project because the project’s management board has infringed its commitments.

A view of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

The project was begun in October 2008 with aid from Germany worth EUR12.63 million.
 
On behalf of the German Government, KfW Entwicklungsbank and the German Agency for Technical Cooperation provides technical and financial assistance to the central province of Quang Binh, where Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park is situated, and the Phong Nha Ke Bang park administration.
 
The poject, which would be implemented until 2016, is aimed to maintain the biological diversity in Quang Binh area, support the development of buffer zone, protect natural resources in the park, and reduce poverty for as many as possible of the 56,000 residents living there.
 
After nearly two years of implementation, many works of the project have become stagnant or yet to be developed.
 
Under the project, 4,250 hectares of forest have to be developed and over 11,000 hectares of existing forest have to be protected, of which total 600 hectares have to be developed and protected in 2010, but until now no tree has been planted.
 
KfW gave the management board over EUR350,000 for planting forest in July 2009, so far the board has disbursed only EUR114,000, but no tree has been grown.
 
The NGO has asked the board many times to provide records showing its disbursement in 2009, but the board has parried it.
 
On June 14, 2010, KfW sent a note to the province People’s Committee and Department of Planning and Investment, and the management board to ask the board to give it back the remaining EUR200,000 which has yet to be disbursed.
 
In the note, the bank said the province and the board have violated agreements signed between the province and the bank.
 
It said the board has not reacted effectively to clearance and burning of natural forest in the buffer zone, and taken the initiative in management of the project.
 
The bank also said that it doesn’t approve the board’s plans on activities and budget for 2010.
 
According to a survey by Sai Gon Giai Phong, seedlings cultivating farms in the province don’t meet required standards so about 30-50 percent of seedlings have died, but the board has failed to help farmers.
 
Under the project, farmers who join the project must be trained in cultivation, but many farmers said the training was very perfunctory and they couldn’t learn any things from it.

Source: SGGP

German NGO wants to stop funding for Phong Nha Ke Bang

In Uncategorized on August 16, 2010 at 11:22 am

KwF, a non-governmental organization from Germany, has said it wants to stop funding KwF pledged for the Phong Nha-Ke Bang nature conversation project because the project’s management board has infringed its commitments.

A view of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

The project was begun in October 2008 with aid from Germany worth EUR12.63 million.
 
On behalf of the German Government, KfW Entwicklungsbank and the German Agency for Technical Cooperation provides technical and financial assistance to the central province of Quang Binh, where Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park is situated, and the Phong Nha Ke Bang park administration.
 
The poject, which would be implemented until 2016, is aimed to maintain the biological diversity in Quang Binh area, support the development of buffer zone, protect natural resources in the park, and reduce poverty for as many as possible of the 56,000 residents living there.
 
After nearly two years of implementation, many works of the project have become stagnant or yet to be developed.
 
Under the project, 4,250 hectares of forest have to be developed and over 11,000 hectares of existing forest have to be protected, of which total 600 hectares have to be developed and protected in 2010, but until now no tree has been planted.
 
KfW gave the management board over EUR350,000 for planting forest in July 2009, so far the board has disbursed only EUR114,000, but no tree has been grown.
 
The NGO has asked the board many times to provide records showing its disbursement in 2009, but the board has parried it.
 
On June 14, 2010, KfW sent a note to the province People’s Committee and Department of Planning and Investment, and the management board to ask the board to give it back the remaining EUR200,000 which has yet to be disbursed.
 
In the note, the bank said the province and the board have violated agreements signed between the province and the bank.
 
It said the board has not reacted effectively to clearance and burning of natural forest in the buffer zone, and taken the initiative in management of the project.
 
The bank also said that it doesn’t approve the board’s plans on activities and budget for 2010.
 
According to a survey by Sai Gon Giai Phong, seedlings cultivating farms in the province don’t meet required standards so about 30-50 percent of seedlings have died, but the board has failed to help farmers.
 
Under the project, farmers who join the project must be trained in cultivation, but many farmers said the training was very perfunctory and they couldn’t learn any things from it.

Source: SGGP

Cao Bang celebrates its 510th anniversary

In Politics-Society on October 5, 2009 at 3:34 am




Cao Bang celebrates its 510th anniversary


QĐND – Sunday, October 04, 2009, 20:26 (GMT+7)

On October 3, the Party Committee, the People’s Committee and the Fatherland Front of the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang celebrated the 510th anniversary of its establishment, the 59th anniversary of its liberation and receiving the Ho Chi Minh Order.



The celebration was attended by Truong Tan Sang, a member of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee, and Tong Thi Phong, Secretary of the Party Central Committee and Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) along with representatives from China’s Quangxi province.


In her speech, Secretary of the Cao Bang provincial Party Committee Nguyen Thi Nuong reviewed Cao Bang people’s glorious struggle for national construction over the past 500 years, particularly under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam.


Nuong also praised the significant achievements of Cao Bang in the Doi Moi (Renovation) process in recent years and stressed that the provincial Party Committee and the people of Cao Bang will continue to uphold the revolutionary tradition, pursue the goal of national independence and socialism, reinforce solidarity to overcome difficulties and challenges amd study and follow President Ho Chi Minh’s moral example.


Cao Bang was the first stopover of late President Ho Chi Minh after 30 years of traveling abroad in search of a way to save the country. Cao Bang was also the place where the Vietnam Propaganda and Liberation Army, precursor of the Vietnam People’s Army, was founded.



On behalf of the Party and State, Mrs Phong pinned the Ho Chi Minh Order to the traditional flag of Cao Bang province.


Source: VOV



 


 

Source: QDND

Phong Nha-Ke Bang Park reapplies for UNESCO recognition

In Vietnam Travel on September 13, 2009 at 3:18 am

The Management Board of Phong Nha- Ke Bang National Park September 11 sent a proposal to UNESCO in Paris, France, for recognition of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park’s bio-diversification and to remain included on the World Heritage List, said Luu Minh Thanh, director of the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park.








Ha Tinh vooc (Ha Tinh langur) at Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, Quang Binh Province. (Photo: SGGP)

As the park’s recognition must be resubmitted every five years, the board has coordinated with local experts for the last two years to write the proposal in order to fulfill the new biological diversification criteria required by UNESCO.


The profile also showed a cypress-tree forest in Limestone Mountain, it is 400 years old and 500 meters high.


In July, 2003, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, central province of Quang Binh, was placed on the World Heritage List for its geomorphologic and geological features.


Apart from the outstanding karst formations, Phong Nha-Ke Bang has been proved to have global specific values for biological diversification.


It was assessed to be one of 200 world centers of biological diversification, and two of 60 important bird habitations in Vietnam. It has a unique beauty which cannot be found in anywhere else in the world.


Of the many species in the park, 116 plants and 129 animals have been listed in Vietnam’s Red Book. Twenty-eight of the plants have high economic and scientific values and are in danger of extinction at the global level.


Vietnamese and international scientists said that biological diversification, as well as hidden values of the national park, will become valuable scientific tools for natural preservation, tourism promotion and socio-economic development.



 


Source: SGGP

Phong Nha-Ke Bang ecotrail offers many natural wonders

In Uncategorized on December 15, 2008 at 4:34 pm

Hanoi (VNA) – Nature creates amazing things. Take, for example the spring named “Suoi Nuoc Mooc” in the world heritage site of Phong Nha-Ke Bang, where columns of water rise up wonderfully, seeming to defy gravity before making their way to the nearby Chay River .

These days, this long-hidden charm of “Suoi Nuoc Mooc” spring has gained wider public exposure, thanks to the creation of an ecological trail leading to it, established thanks to funding from Germany agencies, including DED, BMZ, GTZ, KfW, and the support of local residents.

The creation of the trail was part of a project called “Nature conservation and the sustainable management of natural resources in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang region”, which aims to encourage local residents to become involved in efforts to improve their living standards, while still protecting local natural resources.

To that goal, residents living in areas surrounding Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park , who used to rely on illegal logging in the region, have been provided with soft loans and provided with the necessary skills to arrange and run tourist services.

Launched earlier this year, the project is being carried out in 146 hamlets and villages in the region, bringing practical benefits to almost 60,000 locals.
The project, with a budget of just under 17.6 million EUR is expected to have the finances to run until 2015.

Developers of the “Suoi Nuoc Mooc” spring trail also have high hopes of satisfying those who wish to explore the diverse Phong Nha-Ke Bang ecosystem, which is named as one of the world’s top 200 biodiversity centres and boasts two bird sanctuaries.

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park boasts more than 2,600 species of flora, 735 vertebrate species, and 369 insect species, of which 116 floral species and 129 animal species are listed in the Vietnam and world red books of endangered species, as well as 28 floral and faunal species that are threatened with extinction globally.

During a recent field-trip to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park , Birgit Wendling, counsellor in charge of cooperation and development for the German Embassy in Hanoi , said her country has granted more than 1 billion EUR since 1999 to assist Vietnam in the fields of education, management of natural resources, environmental protection and health care.

She revealed that the total budget for Vietnam this year is 117 million EUR.-