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5/10/2018 10:18:45 AM

Seas, islands week 2018 to take place in Quang Ninh

The annual Vietnam Seas and Islands Week 2018 will take place in the northern province of Quang Ninh in June in response to World Oceans Day (June 8th), announced the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

Ha Long Bay. (Source: NDO)

A gala night is slated for June 1st in Ha Long city of the province, including art performances and a seminar on youth’s role in sustainable development and protection of the country’s seas and islands sovereignty, along with the launch of a contest to compose songs for national seas and islands protection.

Meanwhile, the launching ceremony will be held on June 2nd morning in Cam Pha city. The ceremony and concurrent activities in Truong Sa archipelago, Quang Ninh, Quang Tri and Bac Lieu provinces will be broadcast live. Major beach clean-ups will be carried out afterwards.

The Vietnam Sea and Islands Week aims to raise public awareness of the importance of seas and islands in national building and protection, encouraging organisations and individuals to take action to protect marine resources and the environment for the country’s growth and seas and islands sovereignty.

Coastal and sea areas are expected to contribute 53-55 per cent to national gross domestic product by 2020./.

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