Forum emphasizes sustainable development of Vietnamese maritime economy | Environment

At the event (Photo: VNA)

Phu Yen (VNA) – A forum on Vietnam’s sustainable marine economic development was held in the south-central coastal province of
Phu Yen June 12.

The event was co-organized by the Economic Commission of the Party Central Committee, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Provincial Party Committee.

Addressing the forumhead of the committee Tran Tuan Anh asserted in the process of national defense, construction and development, the Party and the state always attach great importance to the role of the sea.

In 2007, the 4th meeting of the 10th Party Central Committee issued the Vietnamese maritime strategy. After 10 years, the 8th Meeting of the 12th Party Central Committee issued Resolution No. 36-NQ/TW on Vietnam’s Marine Economy Sustainable Development Strategy to 2030 with a Vision to 2045.

He said that the implementation of Resolution No. 36 has so far yielded positive results in raising awareness of the position and role of seas and islands in the development of the economy and the protection of 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.

Deputy Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Le Minh Ngan stressed the need to create environmental and legal policies to serve the strong growth of the sea economy.

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

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

At the forum, participants discussed the outcomes of Resolution No. 36, solutions to related science and technology development, investment attraction for socio-economic growth in coastal provinces; and the training of human resources in the service, inter alia, of sustainable marine economic development./.

Melvin B. Baillie