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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

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.


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

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General information
GEF ID 3187
Project type Medium-Sized Project
Project Status Under Implementation
Start Date 06 Jul 2010
End Date 01 Jan 0001
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project USD 406,900
Total Cost of the project: USD 935,186
Viet Nam

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

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