Hin Nam No Development and World Heritage Nomination Process Back on Track after Pandemic Lockdown

Aug 19, 2020

The Technical Taskforce and Provincial Steering Committee for the World Heritage nomination of Hin Nam No National Park prepared the recommendations to be presented to the annual Lao National Heritage Steering Committee Meeting on 20 August in Vientiane and took key decisions regarding the further equitable and sustainable development of Hin Nam No region under international recognition.

On August 13, 2020 in Thakhek, the Steering Committee approved the 2020 workplan for the management and development of Hin Nam No. The committee appointed technical staff to the Lao-Vietnamese Technical Working Group for the joint development of the World Heritage nomination dossier with Vietnam and reaffirmed its commitment to the Free Prior and Informed consent of communities for the nomination. The ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism were represented by the Directorates of the Departments of Forest and Heritage, respectively. Khammouane Province hosted and chaired the Steering Committee meeting.