Demonstration of Sustainable Management of Coral Reef Resources in the Coastal Waters of Ninh Hai District, Ninh Thuan Province, Viet Nam

Project Summary

The proposed project is one of the demonstration projects developed under the framework of the UNEP/GEF project entitled Reversing Environmental Degradation Trends in the South China Sea and Gulf of Thailand. 9. Furthermore, this proposed project aims to demonstrate a set of stress reduction measures effective at a regionally significant coral reef habitat in Ninh Hai, including: Introducing a cross-sectoral and participatory management scheme, an integrated management plan, guidelines and demarcation; establishing pilot projects on environmentally sustainable income generation options such as sustainable aquaculture and eco-tourism; facilitating community participation to decision making and implementation; and promoting awareness raising and capacity building among relevant stakeholders at all levels.The proposed project addresses the implementation of policy/legal/institutional reforms and stress-reducing measures as a contribution to the implementation of the inter-governmentally approved draft SAP for the South China Sea. These measures aim to achieve some identified quantifiable stress reduction targets.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
Institute of Oceanography, Vietnam
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
406,900 USD
Co-financing Total
528,286 USD
GEF Agency Fees
40,690 USD
Total Cost 935,186.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
25 May 2006
Concept Approved
05 Mar 2008
Project Approved for Implementation
05 Jun 2008
Project closed
31 Dec 2014