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Quang Ninh set for Vietnam Seas and Islands Week 2018

Released at: 10:16, 29/05/2018

Quang Ninh set for Vietnam Seas and Islands Week 2018

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Week to take place from June 1-8 in the northern province of Quang Ninh.

by Le Diem

In support of World Oceans Day on June 8, the Vietnam Seas and Islands Week 2018 is being held from June 1 by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) to honor and raise awareness about the importance of seas and islands in Vietnam’s stable development and security, encouraging organizations and individuals to take action to protect marine resources and the environment for growth and sovereignty.

The highlight of the week will be the opening ceremony on June 1. With the theme “Keep Oceans Blue”, the community is to be called upon to protect the marine environment and identify solutions to plastics pollution. The ministry will organize the “Clean up the Sea” TV program, broadcast live on VTV with trash clean-ups at four locations in Quang Ninh, Quang Tri, Bac Lieu, and the VTV station. About 2,000 participants will be involved in Quang Ninh, including leaders from the Party, the government, MoNRE, other ministries and sectors, Departments of Natural Resources and Environment in 28 coastal provinces, and political and social organizations

Seminars on sustainable development and the protection of Vietnam’s seas and islands will also be held during the week.

Banners, posters, and slogans will be hung in public places, main streets, and offices around the country.

There will also be artistic performances along with the launch of a song-writing contest on protecting Vietnam’s seas and islands.

As a country with great sea potential, 3,260 km of coastline, two archipelagos - Hoang Sa and Truong Sa - and over 3,000 large and small islands, Vietnam has always a responsible member of the global community in complying with international law and has a strong response at international maritime events. Vietnam Seas and Islands Week 2018 has been included in the Law on Natural Resources and Environment of the Sea and Islands since 2015, organized annually in support of World Oceans Day.

Coastal and sea areas are to contribute 53-55 per cent of GDP by 2020, as set in the Strategy on the Sea from the fourth meeting of the 10th Party Central Committee.

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