HCM City authorities have unveiled plans to expand the Cần Giờ Beach Tourist Zone by nearly five times to 2,870ha.
Việt Nam is one of Asia’s five worst polluters of ocean plastic waste, according to international organisations. With 13 million tonnes of waste released to the ocean every year, the country ranks 17th in the world for ocean plastic waste pollution.
The HCM City Department of Planning and Architecture has proposed adding a new Cần Giờ Golf Course to the list of city’s golf courses by 2020.
Marine rescue forces in HCM City successfully rescued a sinking boat late on Sunday after it was stranded in the waters of Cần Giờ Beach for 12 hours.
HCM City People's Committee Chairman, Nguyễn Thanh Phong, has asked the police investigation office to investigate and prosecute illegal sand mining cases in the Cần Giờ sea area.
Despite having a 1,000-km long network of canals and rivers, HCM City has developed its waterway tourism slowly in recent years, with only a few tours now operating.