The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Mar. 20 adopted a Danish-funded project on enhancing capacity and perfecting legal frameworks for Vietnam’s network of marine protected areas (MPAs).

With a total investment of over 315,000 USD, including more than 285,000 USD in non-refundable official development assistance, the project will be implemented by the General Department of Fisheries in Hanoi, the central provinces of Quang Ngai and Khanh Hoa and the southern province of Kien Giang from now until 2013.

It will help supplement new regulations on the establishment, management and operation of MPAs and enhance capacity of officials and managers working for the areas.-VNA