Beautiful Vietnam
Ministry outlines area to preserve revolutionary war relics, promote economy
  • | VNS | August 07, 2016 10:00 AM

An area covering three northern provinces – Thái Nguyên, Tuyên Quang and Bắc Kạn – has been designated for the conservation of cultural and historical values and revolutionary war-zone relics, as well as the development of an agroforestry economy.

The area’s establishment, scheduled to open by 2030, is a part of the inter-provincial master plan of the ATK revolutionary war zone, issued by the Ministry of Construction yesterday.


Photo shows the memorial area of the late Hồ Chí Minh President in Thái Nguyên Province’s Định Hóa District, belonging to the ATK area. A master plan to conserve revolutionary war-zone relics in the ATK area is recently issued by the MoC. — Photo

AKT is the name of the area – including the three provinces of Thái Nguyên, Tuyên Quang and Bắc Kạn – that late President Hồ Chí Minh selected as a safety zone to build a revolutionary base during the Anti-French resistance war (1946-1954).

The area, covering nearly 5,, is expected to become the national-level ecotourism, culture and history centre. It is scheduled to attract about 4.5 million tourists when it opens.

Under the master plan, the area is divided into four sub-areas, with the first located in the districts of Định Hóa, Đại Từ, Sơn Dương and part of Chợ Đồn. This area will be scheduled to conserve revolutionary war-zone relics, boost the tourism sector and develop a high-quality agriculture sector.

The second sub-area will be constructed in Chiêm Hóa District and a part of Chợ Đồn to enhance forestry production. The third sub-area, placed in the districts of Sơn Dương, Yên Sơn, Phú Lương and Đại Từ, is set to promote tea processing for export and the lighting industry. The last sub-area, situated in Tuyên Quang City, is planned to foster service and industry.

Deputy Minister Nguyễn Đình Toàn said the construction of the area is expected to play a key role in socio-economic development for the three provinces by 2030.

To reach these targets, each locality was tasked with actively preparing suitable plans and policies, Toàn said.

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