70th anniversary of Hanoi's Liberation Day Vietnam - Asia 2023 Smart City Summit Hanoi celebrates 15 years of administrative boundary adjustment 12th Vietnam-France decentrialized cooperation conference 31st Sea Games - Vietnam 2021 Covid-19 Pandemic
Home / News / Viet Nam
Vietnam makes marine spatial planning for 2030
Duy Nguyen 16:44, 2021/04/16
Vietnam is one of the top aquaculture producing and exporting countries in the world.

Vietnam is speeding up national marine spatial planning (MSP) for 2021-2030 and vision to 2045 under the support by the World Bank.

 Part of Ha Long Bay. Photo: Zing

The move is aimed to tap marine resources for economic development, environmental protection, and national defense, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Le Minh Ngan said at a workshop held in Hanoi on April 16.

He said the planning contributes to developing the marine economy based on the conservation of biodiversity and marine ecosystems and making full use of advantages of sea and islands.

Vietnam is a maritime country. Its coastal and marine economy contributes about 22-30% of the national GDP, according to the World Bank.

The country’s marine activities include marine transport, oil and gas, mineral extraction, tourism, fishing, aquaculture and renewable energy - and all of these uses need space, resulting in increased use conflicts in the context of multi-use of the sea.

Millions of Vietnamese people are relying on coastal resources for their livelihoods, but they are increasingly at risk due to dwindling marine resources and growing environmental problems.

Vietnam has passed Law of the Sea of Vietnam (2012), for marine environmental resources (2015).

So far, the World Bank has supported the plan making of national MSP.

TAG: marine spatial planning World Bank coastal
Other news
13:51, 2024/05/25
Vietnam news in brief - May 25
Read the News in Brief section of the Hanoi Times to find out more about the country.
22:13, 2024/05/24
International organizations continue mine action in Vietnam
The project funded by foreign organizations is a massive effort to get rid of more of the war left behind.
14:45, 2024/05/24
Vietnam news in brief - May 24
Read The Hanoi Times to find out the latest news in brief in Vietnam.
18:31, 2024/05/23
Vietnam concerned about transboundary impacts of Mekong River hydropower dams
The development and operation of hydropower projects on the Mekong River must avoid adverse cross-border impacts on the environment, economic development, and social life of basin countries.
12:24, 2024/05/23
Vietnam news in brief - May 23
Keep update with news and stories about Vietnam.
16:37, 2024/05/22
Vesak Day: Illuminate the world with light of compassion and wisdom
People come together on Vesak Day to pray for a compassionate and wise world so that they can live in a prosperous country and a world without violence.