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Quang Ninh to launch aquaculture project

Update: July, 21/2015 - 18:28
A view of the meeting to approve the project of developing and conserving aquatic product resource in Quang Ninh Province. — Photo congluan.vn

QUANG NINH (VNS) — The northern mountainous province of Quang Ninh yesterday chose the Cua Van fishing village in Ha Long Bay for a project to develop and conserve aquatic resources.

The project, which will be implemented from now until July 2017, is a part of the Ha Long Bay-Cat Ba joint initiative project.

It aims to develop sustainable aquaculture in Ha Long Bay and conserve aquatic resources. The organisations concerned will be instructed on how to coordinate on the project.

During a meeting held yesterday morning in Quang Ninh Province to approve the project, the standing deputy chairman of the Quang Ninh People's Committee, Dang Huy Hau, asked the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to join hands with the organisations concerned to approve the project by next month.

The approval must cover the aquaculture plan, the materials to make cages, different kinds of aquaculture products, the companies that will take part in the project and the plan of co-ordination between the companies and the local residents.

Hau asked the Ha Long City authorities to select some households to join the project and gave priority to 18 households in the Cua Van fishing village.

Hau also asked the Ha Long Bay Management Board to formulate regulations for those visiting the project site.

The provincial Department of Finance should act as an adviser to the Quang Ninh People's Committee on sourcing funds for the project, Hau said.

The Ha Long Bay-Cat Ba joint initiative project is being supported by the United States Agency for International Development with US$691,000 in funds, while funding from Viet Nam totals more than $68,000.

The project, which began at the start of this year, will end in June 2017.

It is aimed at creating good conditions for local, domestic and international organisations involved in managing and exploiting the resources of Ha Long Bay to join hands.

It will also raise public awareness about protecting and sustainably exploiting the bay's resources. — VNS

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