Surface water

Marine and coastal areas

Gov’t signs off on Koh Rong protected habitat

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries signed an agreement late last week designating more than 400 square kilometres as a protected marine management area around the islands, located 20 kilometres off the coast of Sihanoukville in a bid to save the Koh Rong Archipelago’s coral ...

Volunteer vessel to monitor for migrants in Andaman Sea

A ship, two rescue boats and a fleet of drones will be deployed in the Andaman Sea on 3 March to comb for migrants and monitor for smuggling vessels – and respond in case of a crisis. The Migrant Offshore Aid Station was launched by an ...

Vietnam Navy asked to end dredging at southern military port to prevent erosion

Kien Giang Province has requested that the government and the Navy end sand dredging at a military port in Phu Quoc as the activity is starting to cause severe erosion.   A statement from the province authorities said the dredging has caused erosion along one kilometer around ...

Mekong province seeks $6.7m from government to check coastal erosion

Ca Mau, which once benefited from coastal accretion, is now asking for US$6.7 million from the government to deal with relentless erosion.   Vietnam’s southernmost province has a coastline of more than 250 kilometers and the sea has eaten along 80 percent of it, by 50 meters ...

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