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Demonstration of Sustainable Management of Coral Reef Resources in the Coastal Waters of Ninh Hai District, Ninh Thuan Province, Viet Nam

Project Objective: The proposed project is one of the demonstration projects developed under the framework of the UNEP/GEF project entitled Reversing Environmental Degradation Trends in the South China Sea and Gulf of Thailand. 9. Furthermore, this proposed project aims to demonstrate a set of stress reduction measures effective at a regionally significant coral reef habitat in Ninh Hai, including: Introducing a cross-sectoral and participatory management scheme, an integrated management plan, guidelines and demarcation; establishing pilot projects on environmentally sustainable income generation options such as sustainable aquaculture and eco-tourism; facilitating community participation to decision making and implementation; and promoting awareness raising and capacity building among relevant stakeholders at all levels. The proposed project addresses the implementation of policy/legal/institutional reforms and stress-reducing measures as a contribution to the implementation of the inter-governmentally approved draft SAP for the South China Sea. These measures aim to achieve some identified quantifiable stress reduction targets.

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Gulf of Thailand (LME) , South China Sea (LME)


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General information
GEF ID 3187
Project type Medium-Size Project
Status active (Project Approved)
Start Date 05 Jun 2008
End Date 31 Dec 2014
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project 406,900 USD
Total Cost of the project: 935,186.00 USD
Viet Nam

UN Environment (UNEP)

Project contacts
Si Tuan Vo Director
Ampai Harakunarak UNEP/GEF Task Manager
Nguyen An Khang Site Coordinator