Scientists, managers and policy makers from the Asia Pacific region took part in an online seminar on green growth in the region’s coastal cities on June 20.

They discussed the green urbanisation of coastal areas, building and managing ecologically friendly models of tapping marine resources and energy from the ocean.

Experts said that more land should be used for coastal traffic schemes and developing a coastal eco-system are important steps for coastal development.

They also emphasised the need for a suitable policy framework and institutions to ensure strict implementation of the planning of coastal urban areas.-VNA