Bernard Weber, Chairman of the New Open World organisation, which is hosting the vote, handed over the certificate to Quang Ninh province on Sept. 27.
Weber said Halong Bay’s natural beauty made a strong impression on him the first time he visited the site. He also promised to vote for Halong to become a new natural wonder of the world.
According to Pham Minh Chinh, Quang Ninh Provincial Party Committee Secretary, many methods for voting will be utilised in the final stages, including via SMS message.
He said Quang Ninh province will invest in tourism infrastructure and services and take measures to protect the environment in Halong Bay with the aim of turning the site into an attractive destination for domestic and foreign visitors.
The final result of the voting campaign for the New 7 Wonders of the World will be officially announced on November 1.