Sea and Islands

Hoang Sa, Truong Sa - inseparable parts of Vietnam: Foreign Ministry spokesperson


Vietnam has affirmed many times and reiterated that the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos are inseparable parts of its territory, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang has said.

US rejects China’s unlawful sovereign claims in East Sea


VOV.VN - The US Department of State on July 13 released a statement, rejecting China’s claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea (known as East Sea in Vietnam) and its bullying campaign, describing them ‘completely unlawful’.

Obeying international law in East Sea


(QNO) - On 22 August, the United States Department of State expressed their deep concern over China’s interference with exploration and exploitation of Vietnam’s oil and gas when the Chinese survey ship - Haiyang Dizhi 8 returns to the waters of Vietnam called East Sea (Biển Đông) and again engaged in a violation of Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

Youths towards National Islands and Seas


(QNO) - The event Youths and National Islands and Seas has just taken place in Tan Hiep commune (Cham Islands, Hoi An city, Quang Nam province).

Vietnam's sovereignty over Paracel and Spratly Islands


(QNO) - 34 old maps proving that China has never had any sovereignty over Paracel and Spratly Islands have recently been sent to Vietnam from Connecticut (USA) by Tran Thang, an engineer working for Pratt & Whitney- an American aerospace manufacturer and President of the New York-based Institute for Vietnamese Culture and Education.

International cooperation in conservation of Cham Islands World Biosphere Reserve


(QNO) - Cham Islands in Hoi An city, Quang Nam province was recognized as a UNESCO’s World Biosphere Reserve in 2009. Since then, this reserve has been conserved and promoted effectively by international cooperation through various projects, researches.

Beautiful Cham Islands

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(QNO) - Cham Islands was a stop for foreign merchants from Japan, China and Western countries, contributing to the promotion of Vietnam’s marine economy as well as the establishment and growth of Hoi An (Quang Nam province).

Quang Nam responds to Vietnam Sea and Islands Week

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(QNO) - The Vietnam Sea and Islands Week 2018 is planned to take place in Quang Nam province on June 8th. Under the theme “Keep Ocean Blue”, the event is one of the activities in response to the World Oceans Day 2018.

Cham Islands says no to plastic waste

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(QNO) - The programme “Cham Islands says no to plastic straws and cups” was launched by Hoi An city, Quang Nam province on May 26. It aims to mobilize the local residents and tourists not to use plastic straws and cups in Cham Islands.

115 turtles released to natural environment

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(QNO) - The Management Board of Cham Islands Marine Protected Area (MPA, Quang Nam) released 115 turtles to the sea after hatching out at Bai Bac.

Planting 3,000 coral groups in Cham islands

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(QNO) - After 3 years of carrying out the study on applying technology to revive some species of hard coral at Cham Islands Marine Protected Area (MPA), 3,000 colonies of coral have grown well in more than 2,700 square meters at Bac and Tra beaches. They were planted by the Management Board of the Cham Islands MPA (Hoi An city, Quang Nam province). The survival rate of these coral colonies reaches 78% and their annual average growth is 5.36cm. Besides, there are nearly 600 colonies of coral seedlings planted in two arboreta at Bo and Nan beaches with the survival rate of 99%.