The Prime Minister has decided to establish Du Gia National Park on the Dong Van karst plateau in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang.
The 15,000 ha park, which is formed by merging the Du Gia nature reserve and Khau Ca Species and Habitat Conservation Area, spreads over three communes of Tung Ba (Vi Xuyen district), Minh Son (Bac Me district) and Du Gia (Yen Minh district).
The zoned area is to protect the local ever-green eco-system and rare and endangered animals and plants, while preserving protection forests in Gam River basin, contributing to stabilising agricultural and industrial production in the area.
Additionally, the park is expected to boost eco-tourism, raise locals’ awareness of environment protection and facilitate scientific research in the area.
The park has a 8,850ha buffer zone across six communes in districts of Yen Minh, Bac Me, Vi Xuyen and Quan Ba.
The PM has assigned the provincial People’s Committee to manage the park and design a development project for the park and its buffer zone.