Quang Ninh to focus on green growth hinh anh 1Quang Ninh's Ha Long Bay (Photo: VNA)
Quang Ninh (VNA) – The northeastern province of Quang Ninh announced a plan on green growth at a workshop on November 17 with the participation of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Hoang Danh Son, Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Planning and Investment said the overall goal of the green growth plan is to achieve sustainable economic development, improve the effective use of resources, reduce greenhouse gas emission towards a low-carbon economy.

Quang Ninh aims to become one of the country’s leading provinces on completing goals on environment protection set by Vietnam’s green growth strategy and turn the province into a place worth living and visiting.

Among contents of the green growth plan are the reduction of greenhouse gas emission level; green manufacturing; green lifestyle and sustainable consumption. Specifically, all production and business establishments are equipped with standardised waste treatment facilities, 100 percent of urban areas meet national standards on greenery, and forest coverage reaches 55 percent.

According to Deputy Chairman of the Quang Ninh People’s Committee Dang Huy Hau, Quang Ninh has been shifting toward a service-industry economy, but it is facing a dilemma between tourism development and the province’s main industry of coal mining.

The province has adjusted its economic structure and built a series of socio-economic development and environmental protection to address the problem.

At the workshop, Japanese experts from the JICA shared experience in the management of natural resources, and water environment that the country gained in the management of Biwa Lake, the largest fresh water lake of Japan.-VNA