A fish model made of environmentally-friendly material is set up at My Khe beach in Da Nang city, which enables locals and tourists to collect plastic waste. It aims to raise public awareness of plastic pollution in the ocean (Photo: VNA)

Efforts made to reduce plastic waste in oceans

The Vietnamese Government has over the past time exerted a great deal of effort in addressing plastic waste in oceans by introducing various policies and regulations to tackle the scourge.

Cong is about to release an egg-bearing crab back to the sea

Savior of spanner crabs

Whenever egg-bearing spanner crabs are caught by fishermen on Ly Son island (Quang Ngai Province), Pham Van Cong always asks to buy the crabs and release them back to the ocean.
At the signing ceremony (Photo: SGGP)

South Korea, Vietnam join hand to build Ly Son Island as non-carbon area

An Bình Islet and Ly Son Islands in the central province of Quang Ngai are moving to go green after the provincial People’s Committee and Vietnamese and South Korean enterprises yesterday signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to build the two as non-carbon sites.
The shore in Ly Son will be reclaimed for construction of an urban area project if it is approved

Huge urban area project feared to hurt Ly Son Island

Chairman of Quang Ngai provincial People’s Committee Tran Ngoc Cang has issued Document 7515 requiring the Department of Construction to work with Ly Son island district authorities and agencies to urgently study and assess documents of Sea Eyes project immediately after the investor proposed to build the huge urban area in 2018.

An aquatic farm is built in the sea off Ly Son Island. The central province of Quang Ngai has allocated funds to preserve and protect the Ly Son marine protected area for the 2018-22 period. (Source: VNA)

Funds allocated to preserve Ly Son Marine Protected Area

The central province of Quang Ngai has allocated funds of 42 billion VND (1.83 million USD) to support ecosystem recovery and biodiversity supervision as well as strengthening the protection of the Ly Son Marine Protected Area (MPA) for the 2018-22 period.