Hon Mun Marine Protected Area Pilot Project

Project Summary

This project will support the conservation of critical marine biodiversity values at Hon Mun island and its surrounding waters, located off Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa Province, south-central Vietnam. This will be achieved through the development of a zoned, multiple-use marine protected area (MPA) that protects globally important examples of Vietnam’s best remaining coral reef, mangrove and seagrass ecosystems. This project will establish Hon Mun as an MPA pilot site, developing methodologies for MPA establishment and management that can be replicated in other areas as part of a national MPA system.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Viet Nam
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
972,447 USD
Co-financing Total
1,148,627 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 2,146,074.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
06 Oct 1999
Preparation Grant Approved
01 Dec 1999
Concept Approved
01 Dec 1999
Project Approved for Implementation
27 Jan 2000
Project closed
28 Jun 2006