Forum highlights sustainable development of Vietnamese marine economy

June 13, 2022 - 12:09
A forum on Việt Nam’s sustainable marine economic development took place in the south central coastal province of Phú Yên on Sunday.
Việt Nam's sustainable marine economic development forum was held in Phú Yên Province on Sunday. — VNA/VNS Photo

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PHÚ YÊN — A forum on Việt Nam’s sustainable marine economic development took place in the south central coastal province of Phú Yên on Sunday.

The event was co-organised by the Party Central Committee's Economic Commission, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and the provincial Party Committee.

Addressing the forum, head of the commission Trần Tuấn Anh affirmed in the process of national defence, building and development, the Party and State always attach special importance to the role of the sea.

In 2007, the 10th Party Central Committee’s 4th meeting issued the Vietnamese maritime strategy. After 10 years, the 12th Party Central Committee’s 8th meeting issued Resolution No 36-NQ/TW on the strategy for sustainable development of Việt Nam's marine economy until 2030, with a vision to 2045.

He said the implementation of Resolution No 36 has so far led to positive outcomes in raising awareness on the position and role of the seas and islands in developing the economy and protecting national sovereignty.

Better safeguarding of sovereignty, search and rescue activities at sea, international maritime cooperation, and living standards in coastal areas have also been recorded, he noted.

He proposed to assess achieved results, while shortcomings remained in implementing tasks and solutions to develop the sea-based economy, including key sectors such as maritime tourism and services; maritime economy; exploitation of oil and other maritime resources; aquaculture; coastal industry; renewable energies; and new sea-based economic industries.

Deputy Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Lê Minh Ngân highlighted the need to create environmental and legal policies serving the strong growth of the sea economy.

He recommended encouraging investment in scientific research and development, technology transfer, and capacity improvement; as well as implementing pilot projects to access marine renewable energy sources such as the wind, waves, tides, currents, heat and the sun.

It is also necessary to increase cooperation in the management, inspection, and tackling of marine pollution, he added.

At the forum, participants discussed the outcomes of Resolution No 36, solutions related to sci-tech development, investment attraction for socio-economic growth in coastal provinces; and human resources training to serve sustainable marine economic development, among other matters. — VNS