Halong Bay boats face ban over waste treatment

Half of the tourist boats in service at Vietnam’s Halong Bay may be forced to suspend operations next month for failing to meet standards for waste treatment.

Halong Bay.

Halong Bay. Image by Prince Roy / CC BY 2.0

The local government has announced that boats not having the required technology to separate oily waste will be banned. Currently only 290 of the 530 boats that ply the popular bay have the necessary equipment, the effectiveness of which has been questioned by boat owners. Concerns have been raised over the quality of the water at Halong Bay, one of Vietnam’s premier attractions. Read more: thanhniennews.com

Related content