In front of cheering spectators in My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan thanked the Vietnamese at home and abroad, who had voted for Halong Bay. “I also hope that local authorities and government agencies will increase their efforts to preserve the natural values of the bay in the near future,” he added during the unveiling of the plaque listing Halong Bay as one of the New7Wonders of Nature. Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders, praised the people of Vietnam for their commitment to the four-year campaign and urged them to be careful custodians of their Wonder.
The Official Inauguration events in Vietnam were unforgettably happy, vivid and dynamic. New7Wonders is grateful to all those who made them such a success.