Dong Nai seeks UNESCO opinion on biosphere highway

Dong Nai Province authorities have asked the Vietnam National Commission for UNESCO to comment on a highway project cutting through a world biosphere reserve.

The highway plan aims to develop infrastructure and connect localities in southeast Vietnam. However, as the road would run through a nature reserve, the province is yet to finalize the plan and is requesting adjustments. If the highway is constructed as planned, there would be a 40-kilometer section running through Dong Nai Culture and Nature Reserve, which spans over 100,000 hectares and is part of the Annamite Range ecosystem.

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Phuoc Tuan