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Activities in run-up to 2013 sea and island week VNTimes

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A series of activities will be organised in central provinces from June1-8 to mark the World Oceans Day and the Vietnam Sea and Island Week2013, according to the Vietnam Government Portal (VGP).

Among those will be the 5th Forum on the Vietnam Sea Trademark,themed “Sea Sanctuary with sustainable development of seas and islandresources”, and the 4th Vietnam Sea Economy Forum.

The World Oceans Day and the Vietnam Sea and Island Week areexpected to draw the participation of around 2,000 people who willcollect waste and clean beaches together.

Thenational-level week will be a good opportunity to introduce andpopularise the potential, achievements and experience, as well as seekopportunities to develop localities’ sea and island economy, said DeputyDirector of the General Department of Vietnam Seas and Islands NguyenDang Dao.

This will be also a chance to raiseawareness of the role, position and importance of seas and islands toprotect the marine environment, resources and national sovereignty inthe current integration trend, he added.

Vietnamhas a coastline of about 3,260 km. It owns one million squarekilometers of seas, three times bigger than its land, with more than3,000 coastal islands and two offshore archipelagos namely Hoang Sa andTruong Sa.

Under the Sea Strategy by 2020, thesea-based economy is expected to contribute 53 to 55 percent of thecountry’s GDP and 55 to 60 percent of its export turnover.-VNA

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