Photo shows the memorial area of late President Ho Chi Minh  in Thai Nguyen province’s Dinh Hoa district, belonging to the ATK area (Photo:

Thai Nguyen (VNA) - An area covering three northern provinces – Thai Nguyen, Tuyen Quang and Bac Kan – 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 on August 5.

AKT is the name of the area comprising the three provinces selected by late President Ho Chí Minh 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 Dinh Hoa, Dai Tu, Son Duong and part of Cho Don. 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 Chiem Hoa district and a part of Cho Don to enhance forestry production. The third sub-area, placed in the districts of Son Duong, Yen Son, Phu Luong and Dai Tu, is set to promote tea processing for export and the lighting industry. The last sub-area, situated in Tuyen Quang city, is planned to foster service and industry.

Deputy Minister Nguyen Dinh Toan 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, Toan said.-VNA