Awarding Blue sail eco-label Ceremony for Tourist Boats


On September. 13th, at Tuan Chau international cruise Port, Quang Ninh province combined with Japan international cooperation Association JICA awarded Eco-label “Blue sail” for the first two tourist boats operating on Ha Long Bay. This activity is under the project of technical support to promote green growth on Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh, phase 2 funded by JICA, contributing to raising awareness for tourist boats’ owners in line with tourism activities and Ha Long Bay environmental protection. Vice-chairman of Quang Ninh People’s Committee Dang Huy Hau joined the awarding ceremony.

Two tourist boats  awarded Blue sail eco-label that were Au Cơ QN 8889 of Bhaya cruise limited company and QN 8298 of Bien Ngoc limited company. To archiving this title, tourist boats have to meet  29 criteria for environmental protection with  15 mandatory criteria, 9 encouraged criteria, 5 high level criteria. In the coming time, Quang Ninh will tightening up State management work on Ha Long Bay enviroment protecting, ruling activate route attaching eco-label Blue sail for all tourist boats operating on Ha Long Bay.

Quang Ninh Tourism Promotion & Information Center