Quang Tri launches beach clean-up campaign

Thursday, 2018-05-31 10:30:25
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Over 1,000 volunteers collect garbage along Cua Viet beach.
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NDO - More than 1,000 volunteers collected garbage along Cua Viet beach in Gio Linh district, Quang Tri province, on May 30, following the launch of a beach clean-up campaign.

Themed “Blue Vietnamese Sea”, the campaign is taking place in the five central coastal cities and provinces of Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, and Da Nang from May 18-26, with the aim of raising public awareness on environmental protection and coping with climate change.

It also aims to raise 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 its sea and island sovereignty.

Vietnam has huge potential for tourism development, especially in its marine resources, with 28 out of 63 provinces and cities having coast lines, with more than 2,770 islands and a range of long and attractive beaches.

Additionally, there is a system of historical sites and scenic spots along the coast. These natural tourist resources attract about 70% of the international visitors to Vietnam and 50% of domestic visitors each year, accounting for approximately 70% of the revenue generated by the tourism industry.