The zone, the 16th of its kind in Vietnam includes the whole island and its surrounding sea. It will comprise a strictly protected area, an area for ecology restoration, an area for development and a protection belt.
The total budget for the project is more than VND33.8 billion (nearly US$1.49 million).
Other activities towards protecting the environment, preventing illegal exploitation of aquatic resources, protecting sea resources and biological varieties, and developing community-based and ecological tourism, will also be implemented within the project.
Biodiversity in Ly Son Island saw a serious decrease in recent years because of excessive exploitation of aquatic resources.