Ha Long city in the northeastern province of Quang Ninh submitted a draft scheme on zoning off an aquaculture area outside of Ha Long Bay to the provincial People’s Committee on May 12.
At the meeting
According to the city People’s Committee, the 890-hectare area will consist of three sub-areas.
Its location will not affect the preservation of the world natural heritage site and waterway traffic. It is less affected by storms and wind and in line with local environment planning to 2020 and vision to 2030.
The project also aims to address the employment needs of 49 households and businesses. They will be moved from the aquaculture area and will generate jobs for nearby fishermen.
Permanent Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Dang Huy Hau asked the city to review and adjust the planning area. They want to ensure aquaculture is linked with sustainable tourism development on the bay.
He also asked the city to create management regulations for aquaculture activities on the bay to protect the heritage site.