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Hanoi (VNA)
– A project on developing construction materials to build facilities in coastal and island localities through 2025 has been approved by the Government, the Ministry of Construction has said.

According to a report reviewing the 10-year implementation of the national marine strategy through 2020 and with a vision to 2030, the total investment of 28 centrally-run cities and provinces makes up 55-60 percent of the country’s total investment.

To encourage people to live on islands, ensuring technical infrastructure and material facilities is important. This will not only help develop the economy but also defend the country’s territorial sovereignty and security, protect maritime environment, and cope with climate change.

The project prioritises the use of onsite materials such as cinders, gypsum from thermal power plants, fertilisers, and chemicals which are suitable with the environmental marine conditions. –VNA