Integrated Coastal Zone Management in Vietnam: Pattern and Perspectives

An, Nguyen Tac, Nguyen Ky Phung, and Tran Bich Chau
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Case Studies

Vietnam's coastal zones are some of the very overexploited in the world with consequent degradation of its ecosystems and damage to public welfare. In general, the main goal of ICZM is to balance development and conservation, to ensure multi-sectoral planning and involve wide participation and conflict mediation. In the case of Vietnam, the central action will be adequate planning for development and management, whereby the development and management plans must be synchronous, efficacious by dealing with each other. That is they should be multipurpose and multifunctional with institutional structures at different levels: central, provincial and local commune.