THE PRIME MINISTER
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom – Happiness

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No. 742/QD-TTg
Hanoi, May 26, 2010
 
 
DECISION
APPROVING THE PLAN ON THE SYSTEM OF VIETNAM'S MARINE CONSERVATION ZONES THROUGH 2020
 
THE PRIME MINISTER
 
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the November 26, 2003 Fisheries Law;
At the proposal of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development,
 
DECIDES:
 
Article 1. To approve the Plan on the system of Vietnam's marine conservation zones through 2020, with the following principal contents:
I. VIEWPOINTS
1. To plan the system of marine conservation /ones aiming to protect and conserve aquatic resources, protect marine eco-environment, serve the sustainable development of the fisheries sector and importantly contribute to the protection of marine eco-environment.
2. To regard construction and development of marine conservation zones as an urgent and long-term task of all branches and authorities as well as the responsibility and interest of coastal and island communities.
3. To step by step diversify forms of investment to encourage and attract domestic and foreign investors, scientists and international organizations and. at the same time, promote the participation of coastal and island communities so as to ensure sustainable and effective management of marine conservation zones.

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