A project on the protection of the marine environment was launched in Phan Thiet city of the central coastal province of Binh Thuan on September 25 to improve the awareness of fishermen and the community on the work.

The Blue Ocean World, a joint project between the Vietnam Environment Protection Fund and the Vo Viet Chung company, saw various activities conducted including the cleaning of the beach, the distribution of decomposable plastic bags, and the call on fishermen not to use chemicals and explosives in their operation.

Representatives of the project also talked with locals on the harms caused by the pollution to their daily life.

In the time to come, the project will organise painting contests for children in fishing communities and fashion designing competition on the theme.-VNA