Riding tour discovers Da Nang’s Son Tra Nature Reserve
A corner of Son Tra Peninsula, Da Nang (Source: VNA)
A riding tour of the Son Tra Nature Reserve in the
central city of Da Nang took place on December 25.
The event was organised by the municipal
Department of Natural Resources and Environment in conjunction with the World
Wide Fund for Nature in Vietnam, the municipal People’s Committee and the
city’s Department of Tourism.
The contest was for volunteers from the city’s departments
and sectors, universities and organisations together with domestic and foreign
The 35km-tour started in the Bien Dong Park with
two stages, went through Vo Nguyen Giap street, Linh Ung pagoda,
Intercontinental, Ho Sau, Tien Sa, Yet Kieu and Le Duc Tho streets, and finished in Son Tra.
Riders were provided with regulations on
environmental protection and information related to the reserve’s biodiversity.
The WWF has initiated a programme called
“International green city”, which aims to call on cities worldwide to take actions
towards an environmentally friendly planet in the future, and design and perform
plans to respond to climate change.
In Vietnam, the programme focuses
on sustainable and green transport development, and climate change
adaptation. Da Nang registered to join the programme for 2017-2018.
The riding tour is hoped to raise public
awareness of green and sustainable transport, environment and biodiversity
protection, thus promoting the establishment of “riding tours” as a new form of
tourism in the city.-VNA