With support from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Shiga Prefecture, Quang Ninh DPI has successfully improved the financial mechanism of the provincial environment protection fund, introduced incentives for energy efficiency, promoted community-based ecotourism programs on Quan Lan island, developed Blue Sail Certificate criteria to encourage investment in clean technologies by tourist boat owners.
The project also piloted application of environmental friendly technologies such as bio-toilet and rapid composting to reduce pollution load to the Ha Long Bay area.
Senior advisor of JICA headquarter Tetsuji Goto said that there must be something to be done in the context of increasing number of highways leading to improvement of the connectivity of Quang Ninh to Hanoi and Hai Phong and significantly increasing number of tourists to the province.
"It is very important that Quang Ninh Provincial People’s Committee will continue their strong leadership to ensure that Quang Ninh can seek an economic development in harmony with the needs of conserving natural resources of the World Heritage Halong Bay," said Tetsuji Goto.
Dang Huy Hau, standing vice-chairman of Quang Ninh Provincial People’s Committee affirmed that the provincial government strongly commits to reshape the provincial growth pathway into a green one even after the completion of the project and hope that Quang Ninh will become a modality of green growth promotion for other provinces.