On 13th September, at Tuan Chau
International Tourist Harbour, Quang Ninh Province in
corporation with Japan International Cooperation Agency JICA
awarded Green Sail Eco-label and logo for the first two
cruise ships in Halong bay.
This is the activity under the project "Promoting Green
Growth in Ha Long Bay" funded by JICA in the second phase.
Two cruise ships awarded with Green Sails are the Au Co QN -
8889 of Bhaya Ltd. and QN - 8298 of
Bien Ngoc Ltd.
Ecological label Green Sail is an award granted to cruise
ships that meet environmental and social responsibility
standards, making effort to protect the environment,
effectively use energy resources, and contribute to the
preservation of the region's economy, culture and society in
order to develop sustainable tourism.
In order to be certified as Green Sail, cruise ships must
meet 29 criteria, including 15 mandatory criteria, nine
incentive criteria, five advanced criteria, focus on
sustainable operation on environment, preventing and
minimizing noise pollution, air pollution, waste
minimization, wastewater and biodiversity protection.
In the coming time, Quang Ninh province will continue to
tighten state management of environmental protection in
Long Bay, putting the Green Sail on all cruise ships. The
vessels that are not eligible for Green Sail will not be
allowed to operate on Halong Bay, contributing to improving
service quality, protecting the environment, and developing