On 30 March 2022, the Hin Nam No Provincial Steering Committee Semi-annual consultation meeting was organized at Khammouane Province to discuss and steer the implementation of Hin Nam No National Park management and update on the progress of nomination processes. This consultation meeting was chaired by PhD Somsa-art Ounsyda, Deputy Governor of Khammouane Province, included representatives from the Provincial Agriculture and Forestry Office (PAFO) and other line offices in Khammouane Province, representatives from Bualapha District, representation from UNESCO Bangkok, a representative from Nakai-Namtheun National Park, IUCN Vietnam, Representative from ProFEB Hin Nam No and technically led by Hin Nam No National Park, Mr Khamkeo Lathanyod, the Hin Nam No Park Director.
This meeting has agreed on several key issues:
1). Agree on the revision of Provincial Steering committee members and secretariat and their scope of work;
2). Agree on the continued cooperation with Quang Bing Province on the Transboundary Management Framework of Hin Nam No and Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Parks;
3). Agree for Hin Nam No National Park and relevant stakeholders to consult and make buffer zone agreement with 19 villages around Hin Nam No National Park, and
4). Agree that Hin Nam No National Park nomination as a World Heritage Site will be set as the priority of Khammouane Province.
Furthermore, any development projects that are likely to negatively impact the Hin Nam No Nomination Process will be raised to the Government at a higher level to ensure the nomination process is affected.