The 11th ASEAN Navy Chiefs’ Meeting (ANCM-11) opened in Pattaya city, Thailand, on November 19, themed “Protection and Preservation of the Marine Environment”, according to Quan doi Nhan dan (People’s Army) daily.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China agreed on a 10-year plan through 2027 to protect the coasts and marine resources in the East Sea while trying to settle territorial disputes in the waters, said a document issued on November 13 by involved parties' leaders.
The central province of Ha Tinh is working to complete the compensation for units and individuals affected by the marine environment incident before June 30.
Localities in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on June 9 continued providing compensation for locals affected by marine environment incident last year.
Seaweed farming is growing as a lucrative business in coastal provinces, providing big income for farmers and helping improve local marine environment.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is drawing up a master plan on the use of Vietnam’s sea until 2035 and an action plan for the 2017-2025 period.
VOV.VN -Nguyen Thi Le Nam Em has just released a must-see video promoting protection of the marine environment at the ongoing Miss Earth 2016 pageant at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City, Philippines.
Residents and industrial clusters should be responsible for treating their waste instead of relying on the Government’s budget, said Hoang Duong Tung, deputy director general of the Vietnam Environmental Administration under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
It is unnecessary to use advanced technology to clean the marine environment in the four central provinces hit by the recent marine pollution as the coral reef ecosystem and seafood resources monitored there have shown signs of recovery.
The marine environment in the coastal areas of four central provinces stretching from Ha Tinh to Thua Thien-Hue is basically safe, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Tran Hong Ha has said.
The Government has issued a decree stipulating the granting of licences to foreign organisations and individuals to conduct scientific research in the sea areas of Vietnam as well as its exclusive economic zone and continental shelf.
A voluntary programme was launched in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on May 12 to enhance young people’s participation in protecting the marine environment.
Vietnamese environment minister Tran Hong Ha has met with foreign scientists from the US, Germany and Israel in an attempt to identify the cause of recent mass fish deaths in four coastal provinces.
Experts at a discussion in the US’s Washington DC. on October 20 examined recent security developments in the East Sea, underlining the serious impacts of activities that change the status quo.
Philippine Environment Secretary Ramon Paje has called for closer cooperation among member economies of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to ensure food security and blue economy in the region.
A strategy for sustainable exploitation and use of natural resources and protection of the marine environment by 2020 with a vision to 2030 was officially announced at a ceremony in Hanoi on April 2.