|A new cave is discovered in the province of Quang Tri (Center). Photo: Thanh Loc /CVN|
Speaking to the daily Viet Nam News, Do Van Binh, director of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Quang Tri, said he was informed by phone by a local resident. However, it was not known by whom and when it was discovered.
He said his department had contacted the Huong Son Township People's Committee to gather more information and request that a report be sent to the Huong Hoa District People's Committee.
The report will serve as the basis for creating an exploration team and will invite specialists to come and investigate the newly discovered cave once the pandemic is under control.
According to locals, this cave is in a rocky mountain in the village of Tria. To enter, you have to follow a small stream and climb a cliff about 50 m high.
Some images taken inside reveal many large, intact stalactites and a crystal clear stream.
Residents said few dared to venture inside without equipment.
According to Associate Professor Tran Tan Van, director of the Vietnamese Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources, the discovery of a new cave at Quang Tri is not a surprise due to the geological structure of the area.
However, he suggested that local officials should not be in too much of a hurry to publicize the cave in order to prevent people from entering when safety is not guaranteed.
Instead, they should invite scientists to participate in research to assess its value and come up with a suitable direction of exploitation, he added.
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