The agriculture sector in Binh Dinh Province, located in south-central Vietnam, proposed the recovery of four hectares of coral reefs in Quy Nhon Bay during a working session with the United Nations Development Program on Tuesday.
The coral reef restoration is part of the 'Smart Coastal Communities Adapting to Climate Change in Vietnam' project in Binh Dinh, director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Tran Van Phuc said.
In the framework of the project, the province will form a marine reserve in Quy Nhon Bay and recover four hectares of coral reefs in the bay, belonging to Nhon Ly, Nhon Hai, and Nhon Chau Communes as well as Ghenh Rang Ward in Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh.
The Binh Dinh Department of Agriculture and Rural Development surveyed the marine environment in Quy Nhon Bay and planned to recover the coral reefs there to regenerate the marine ecosystem and environment while serving tourism, Phuc added.
|A splendid coral reef in Nhon Hai Commune, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province, south-central Vietnam. Photo: A.D. / Tuoi Tre|
The province planned to ask users of coral ecosystem-related services to buy insurance to raise funds for the protection of coral reefs.
It will also seek ways to reduce the impact of extreme weather on coral reefs.
In polluted coral reefs, the province will clean up marine debris to increase the survival rate of coral reefs and accelerate their recovery.