|A view of Hòn Mun Island where the Hòn Tằm Biển Nha Trang Joint-Stock Company has proposed investing in the Hòn Mun Marine Ecological Reserve Resort.– Photo baodatviet.vn|
NHA TRANG – The People’s Committee of Khánh Hòa Province is considering the construction of a marine eco-reserve resort in a protected marine reserve.
The Hòn Tằm Biển Nha Trang Joint-Stock Company has proposed investing in the Hòn Mun Marine Ecological Reserve Resort on Hòn Mun Island and 30,000sq.m of contiguous sea surface.
The province has allowed the company to study and map out the project.
However, Nha Trang City’s chairman Lê Huy Toàn said that the province’s authorities had not given their approval as the latest proposal submitted did not meet requirements.
The Hòn Mun Marine Protected Area became the first marine reserve in Việt Nam in 2001.
The Marine Protected Area was set up with financing from the Global Environmental Facility through the World Bank, the Danish International Development Agency, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the Government of Việt Nam.
Implemented by the Ministry of Fisheries, Khánh Hòa Province and the IUCN, the area protects the biodiversity and ecosystems of Nha Trang Bay. -- VNS