Yen Tu on his journey to become a World Heritage Site

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Although there is a long and challenging way ahead, with the political determination of the ministries, branches and localities and the enthusiasm of scientists and scholars, Yen Tu will definitely become a diary. world heritage as expected by numerous people and tourists.

Yen Tu contains global values.
Mr. Michael Croft, Chief Representative of UNESCO Office in Vietnam, commented: "Yen Tu contains the teachings of Emperor Tran Nhan Tong founded many years ago, has attached to many values ​​that UNESCO has been promoting. push, it is the value of peace, humanity and tolerance, especially his human teachings and philosophies for the community on national solidarity. These values ​​are still current. , very practical in our society today. I think that these are the values ​​that Vietnam needs to preserve and promote, because this is a legacy not everywhere ".
The establishment of a world heritage file for Yen Tu has raised the people's awareness of the value of heritages, contributing to preserving and promoting the heritage, building a culture imbued with national identity. By the end of September 2020, the People's Committees of Quang Ninh, Hai Duong and Bac Giang provinces coordinated to organize a conference to unify a number of contents to develop the profile of Yen Tu relic population to submit to UNESCO for recognition as a World Heritage Site.
Previously, the Quang Ninh Department of Culture and Information was assigned to take the lead in actively working with the Department of Cultural Heritage (the Ministry of Culture - Sports and Tourism), the Department of Cultural Affairs and UNESCO (the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. National Council of Cultural Heritage, Archaeological Society, Xuan Truong Construction Company, Tung Lam Development Joint Stock Company and some related research institutes to consult the steps of the process. , experience in profiling and selecting national and international consultants.
Department of Culture and Information 3 localities have coordinated to send invitations to research agencies and scientists to write essays for preparing to build records. In Quang Ninh, there was also a scientific seminar with 39 speeches by experts, including 30 suggestions for selecting the type of object, 8 suggestions for choosing the type of intangible and 1 articles by the Department of Cultural Diplomacy and UNESCO. After that, leaders of the cultural branches of the three provinces met in Bac Giang to agree on some contents to prepare documents and reports at the meeting of People's Committees of Quang Ninh, Bac Giang and Hai Duong provinces.
At the conference, delegates proposed on the basis of the guidance of the Department of Cultural Heritage and results from the scientific seminar in Quang Ninh to reach agreement on heritage type selection, selection criteria and propose name of record; comment on draft plans to build scientific records and heritage management; propose a consultant team to develop a profile.
Prof. Dr. Luu Tran Tieu, Chairman of the National Cultural Heritage Council, proposed the name of the file as "Yen Tu relic complex", proposed to make a dossier based on 3 criteria 3, 5 and 6 according to the UNESCO Convention; suggest 3 localities to work more closely together with scientists, cultural experts and managers, the Vietnam UNESCO Committee in making records, ensuring the quality of records.
At the end of October 2020, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism held a meeting to direct the development of scientific records and management plans for Yen Tu monuments and landscapes with the scope of 3 provinces (Quang Ninh , Hai Duong, Bac Giang) submitted to UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism unanimously agreed that the name in the scientific record is Yen Tu Monuments and Landmarks (Quang Ninh, Hai Duong, Bac Giang) as World Heritage Sites.
At the same time, the Steering Committee and the Working Group to build the scientific record of Yen Tu monuments and landscapes (Quang Ninh, Bac Giang and Hai Duong) urgently complete related work. The Ministry assigned the People's Committee of Quang Ninh province to assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with the People's Committees of Bac Giang and Hai Duong provinces in, elaborating dossiers. The construction of heritage records must meet quality and highlight the value of types and criteria. He requested the Department of International Cooperation, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to preside over inviting international experts to promote the image of Yen Tu monuments and landscapes.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism requested the Department of Foreign Affairs of Culture and UNESCO, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to pay attention to coordinate and guide the People's Committees of the three provinces of Quang Ninh, Hai Duong and Bac Giang on the contents related to the lake construction. Profile and work with UNESCO agencies and organizations throughout the process of building, registration and protection. The unified roadmap to March 2021 submits the summary report of Yen Tu Monuments and Landmarks (Quang Ninh, Hai Duong, Bac Giang) as World Heritage Sites to the Government. By September 2021, officially submitted to UNESCO.

Program "Back to the land of the Buddha in autumn" in Yen Tu, November 2020.
At the end of last November, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism sent a written request to the three provinces of Quang Ninh, Bac Giang and Hai Duong to continue implementing and implementing the Ministry's comments, and at the same time agreeing a number of internal content about: Profile content; Profile construction plan; Nomination profile progress and implementation process.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism requested the Quang Ninh Department of Culture and Sports to assume the prime responsibility and coordinate with the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Bac Giang and Hai Duong provinces and the Cultural Heritage Department, the International Cooperation Department to receive the opinion of the Board. Directing to urgently complete the Plan to develop the scientific record of Yen Tu monuments and landscapes (Quang Ninh, Bac Giang and Hai Duong) to submit to the People's Committees of Quang Ninh, Bac Giang and Hai Duong provinces for consideration and approval. to approve and report to the Ministry.
On the matter of making records for the Yen Tu Monuments - Landmarks, the UNESCO representative in Vietnam shared: "This is a very long process, not only a few months but even a few years, because this is a set of lakes. As we all know, at that level a consensus must be reached on the values ​​of the legacy record.
From there, at a lower level will we be localities to take concrete steps. Also from that, we can have records-oriented suggestions about cultural heritage or natural heritage records. I think, you need to continue to have scientific research, invite experts to study according to the criteria in the 10 criteria of UNESCO. From your research, UNESCO will be ready to support the next steps. We will have specific advice ".

 

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