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MONRE was assigned to develop the program Vietnam Marine Use Planning


(02:33:47 PM, 11/09/2017)

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) is developing the program "Vietnam Marine Use Planning" before submitting to the National Assembly for approval. Accordingly, the planning area is the whole of Vietnam's waters, including the territorial waters, bordering area to territorial waters, exclusive economic zone and continental shelf of sovereignty, sovereign rights and national jurisdiction which defined in the Law of the Sea of Vietnam (including the Paracels and Spratlys), in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 and the international treaties on borders and territories which Vietnam is a member.

The area of the planning includes the mainland of 28 provinces and cities owning its coastline and some regions adjacent to the sea of Vietnam.

According to Pham Ngoc Son, Deputy Director General of the Vietnam Administration of Sea and Islands, the development of sea use planning is an urgent requirement nowadays to ensure the sustainable development of the sea and islands areas belonging to the Vietnam's sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction based onthe harmony between economic interests, environmental protection and national security and defense, contributing to reduce conflicts among sea using sectors.

The sea use planning is developed based on the analysis of the value of marine resources and ecosystems; sea exploitation and use demand of all sectors; guidelines and policies of the Government and National on the sea; the economic, political and social context in the region and the world related to the East Sea. The experience of countries in the region and the world in the sea use planning should also be consideredand selectively applied to the specific characteristics of Vietnam.

M.A