Hin Nam No to gain World Heritage status by 2022

Laos is hopeful that Hin Nam No (Karst) National Protection Area in Bualapha district of Khammuan province will achieve UNESCO World Heritage status by 2022.

The 9th national steering committee meeting on the application for achieving this status for the site was convened in Vientiane on Thursday and chaired by Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Prof.Dr Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune.

“Currently, the related sectors and our department, in cooperation with Vietnam, have finished 50 percent of the work for preparing documents and a proposal to request the listing of Hin Nam No National Protection Area as a trans-boundary World Heritage Site, together with Vietnam’s Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park,” Mr Thongbay Phothisane, Director General of the Heritage Department under the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism said.

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