An umbrella organising force held a meeting on sea and island strategy for 2020 in the central coastal province of Binh Dinh on June 25.

The organiser, including the Party Central Committee’s Information and Education Commission and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Planning and Investment, and Finance, hailed efforts made by Binh Dinh province in public education.

They also lauded the province’s effective investment in infrastructure for socio-economic development in coastal areas and on islands, citing coastal road No. 639, the Nhon Hoi economic zone and Quy Nhon, Thi Nai and De Gi seaports.

Leaders from relevant agencies called on the province to intensify campaigns in a systematic way to raise public awareness on the defence and development of sea and island economy. They said public education should focus on the outlook, objectives and strategic orientations on socio-economic development and security of sea waters and islands.

Campaigns should highlight the significant and important positions of seas and islands in national construction and defence and affirm Vietnam ’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos with the naval force playing the flagship role.

In addition, foreign affairs, scientific and technological development, strengthening the fishing fleet and construction of coastal and island infrastructural facilities should go along with environmental protection and natural disaster control, the coastal province was advised./.