A ceremony was held on August 16 in Tan Hiep commune, Hoi An city, central Quang Nam province to receive UNESCO’s certificate recognising Cu Lao Cham Islands as the World Biosphere Reserve and the closing ceremony of the 7th ”Vietnam-Japan Cultural Exchange Days” festival.

Previously, in May 2009, Mui Ca Mau (the southernmost point of Vietnam) and Cu Lao Cham Islands in Vietnam received an overwhelming vote in favour at the 21st session of the International Coordinating Council of the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme held in the Republic of Korea.

Cu Lao Cham Islands, covering 40,000 ha, are regarded as the only biosphere reserve in the world linking nature and urban space.

After the ceremony, Vietnamese and Japanese art troupes gave an art performance putting an end to the 7th ”Vietnam-Japan Cultural Exchange Days” festival.

Source: VOV