Cham Island celebrates UNESCO recognition
Update: 23/05/2014 08:36:49
Cham Island, 18km off the coast of Hoi An, will host a series programmes to mark the fifth anniversary of its recognition as a world biosphere reserve by UNESCO from Friday to Monday.
The central city's Culture and Sports Centre said the island would also debut a new tourism rest-stop in Cam hamlet. A photo exhibition of the Cham Island Marine conservation centre and the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes will be held. The island management board will also complete a five-year campaign to ban plastic bags. Cham Island with a population of 3,000 hosts about 100,000 tourists annually, 10 per cent of them foreigners. However, it is not yet connected to the power grid.
Source Vietnamnews
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