TTR Weekly reports that Lao PDR plans to submit documents by February 2017 to seek UNESCO World Heritage status for Hin Nam No National Protected Area.
Lao News Agency quoted Khammouane’s Forestry Division head, Sisomphone Soudthichack, saying the process was underway to achieve a listing.
It could take another three years to achieve recognition once the UNESCO accepts the application for consideration.
The proposed documents for the listing of the Hin Nam No National Protected Area as a UNESCO World Heritage Site are currently being considered by the National Secretariat, the report said.
Information, Culture and Tourism deputy minister, Bouagnuen Saphouvong, said if the area is added to the World Heritage list, Laos will have three sites.
At present there are two; Luang Prabang and Vat Phou with its associated ancient settlements within the Champasak Cultural Landscape.