The public-private cooperation model in the green ocean-based economy is among the topics scheduled to be discussed at the fifth Eat Asian Seas Congress in November this year.

Deputy Minister of National Resources and Environment Chu Pham Ngoc Hien said on September 8 that the event, set to take place in the central city of Da Nang, will also review the application of knowledge management in expanding investments in the green economy’s public-private sector.

Through international seminars, the congress will touch upon the management of risks in climate change and disasters in East Asian seas, maritime contributions to the green economy along with coastal and marine zone management in the region.

There will be also international forums for ministers, youth and local authorities, the official said.

Hien noted that hosting offers a chance for Vietnam to enhance its role and position in the international community in issues regarding maritime strategies, accelerate the issuance of policies as well as the implementation of concrete actions in service of the country’s sustainable marine and coastal zone development while promoting its land and people.

Themed “Global targets – Local benefits: Setting the sustainable development agenda for the seas of East Asia beyond 2015,” the event is expected to welcome 800 international and domestic delegates including investors and development partners.

Since its inception in 2003, the triennial East Asian Seas Congress has been held alternately in the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) member countries, namely Malaysia (2003), China (2006), the Philippines (2009) and the Republic of Korea (2012).-VNA