Phu Quoc authorities order removal of illegal constructions in protected maritime areas

Authorities on Phu Quoc, a popular tourist island off the coast of southern Vietnam’s Kien Giang Province, have ordered the removal of illegal constructions in the island’s protected maritime areas following the report of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper last week.

On Tuesday, Phu Quoc leaders inspected the illegal works in protected maritime areas in the southern and eastern parts of the island.

At Roi Islet, the delegation examined barges used to raise ornamental fish owned by Ngoc Trai Ngoc Hien Phu Quoc Company.

Ho Phi Thuy, the firm’s director, admitted that his company had operated the barges, as well as renovated the seabed, for tourism purposes without obtaining a license from local authorities.

Thuy expressed his wish that the authorities would provide guidance so that his company could operate in accordance with regulations.

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Duy Khang - Son Lam - Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre News