Da Nang forms organising board for East Asian Seas Congress hinh anh 1Soldiers patrol Vietnam's Truong Sa island (Source: VNA)
Authorities from the central city of Da Nang have set up an organising board for the fifth East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress 2015 slated for November 17-21 in the city.

The board will be led by Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Ngoc Tuan.

The congress, themed “Global Targets – Local Benefits: Setting the Sustainable Development Agenda for the Seas of East Asia beyond 2015”, will include a senior government officials’ meeting, an East Asian Seas Partnership Council meeting, an international workshop on water resources, forums, dialogues with scientists and youth, an environment exhibition and field trips.

Participants will review coastal and sea marine zone management in the region and discuss successful research in coastal management and the East Asian marine sustainable development strategy.

The fifth Ministerial Forum will be a key event of the EAS Congress 2015.

As part of the Congress, the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asian (PEMSEA)’s Network of Local Governments Forum will be held on November 16.

Since its launch in 2003, the triennial East Asian Seas Congress has been held alternately among PEMSEA member countries, namely Malaysia (2003), China (2006), the Philippines (2009) and the Republic of Korea (2012)-VNA