Ninh Binh actively implements World Heritage Convention
Since Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex was recognised as World Cultural and Natural Heritage by UNESCO in 2014, Ninh Binh province has made a range of efforts in issuing policies and programmes in an attempt to preserve and promote the heritage’s value in line with the World Heritage Convention.
The Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex spans over 20 communes andwards of four districts and Ninh Binh city while many local people are living in the core area, thus causing difficulties in the heritage management work.
Right after Trang An was honoured as the world cultural and natural heritage in June 2014, the Ninh Binh Provincial People’s Committee issued a plan and management regulations, and documents instructing administrations at al levels, relevant sectors and localities to well preserve and develop the heritage’s values.
The documents have comprehensively defined the vision, principles and basic orientations for the heritage preservation and management; and solved problems arising in the process of preserving the heritage and boosting socio-economic development in general andtourism and service development in particular.
These documents included Decision No. 230/QD-TTg of the Prime Minister approving the general construction planning scheme of the Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex; Decree No.109/2017/ND-CP of the Government on regulations on the protection and management of heritages in Vietnam; Decision No 08/QD-UBND of the Ninh Binh Provincial People’s Committee on promulgating Regulations on granting construction licnecesand managing construction order in Ninh Binh province; Decision No. 28/2018/QD-UBND of the provincial People’s Committee promulgating the Regulations on the management, conservation and promotion of the Trang An Complex’s value.
Over the past eight years, local administrations at all levels and sectors, especially the Management Board of the Trang An Landscape Complex (under the Department of Tourism) have organised dozens of training courses to disseminate legal documents on the conservation and management of the heritage to local people, cadres, travel firms and establishments both in the core and buffer zones. Thanks to this move, the awareness of cadres, party members and people from all walks of life about the heritage conservation and management has been improved.
In addition, the coordination between departments, agencies, local authorities and businesses in managing and preserving the heritage in associated with socio-economic development in general and tourism developmentin particular has seen much progress.
The security order, environmental sanitation and tourism culture have been improved while the tourism promotion has always received attention.
The Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex and other world heritage sites in Vietnam have made positive contributions to socio-economic development, creating a driving force for the development of the tourism industry, thus promoting the image of Vietnam.
Vietnam has enjoyed multiple wins at the prestigious World Travel Awards in 2021. These include:
Asia’s Leading Destination 2021
Asia’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination 2021
Asia’s Leading Tourist Board 2021
Asia’s Leading Cultural City Destination 2021 (Hoi An)
World’s Best Golf Destination 2021 (World Golf Awards)
Asia’s Best Golf Destination 2021 (World Golf Awards)
Asia’s Best River Cruise Destination 2021 (World Cruise Awards)
Vietnam is also nominated in a host of categories in 2022. These include:
Asia’s Leading Beach Destination 2022
Asia’s Leading Cultural Destination 2022
Asia’s Leading Destination 2022
Asia’s Leading Nature Destination 2022
Asia’s Leading Tourist Board 2022
Asia’s Leading Youth Travel Destination 2022
Asia’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination 2022
Asia’s Leading Festival & Event Destination 2022 (Da Nang City)
Asia’s Leading Cultural City Destination 2022 (Hoi An)
Asia’s Leading Cultural City Destination 2022 (Hue City)
Asia’s Best Cruise Destination 2022 (World Cruise Awards)
Asia’s Best River Cruise Destination 2022 (World Cruise Awards)
Asia’s Best Culinary Destination (World Culinary Awards)
Asia’s Best Golf Destination 2022 (World Golf Awards)
World’s Best Wellness Destination 2022 (World Spa Awards)
Asia’s Best Spa Destination 2022 (World Spa Awards)