Quang Nam People’s Committee has instructed the provincial concerned agencies and departments to deal with violations.
Tourists at Bay Mau coconut grove
Over the recent years, many local businesses and households have cut down coconut trees at Bay Mau coconut grove to build fish-breeding ponds, restaurants, bars, or villas. More coconut trees died during construction work.
Some years ago, under the support of a non-government organisation, dozens of hectares of new coconut tree were grown with the intention to combine aquatic activities and tourism services in the forest.
But lax management has resulted in the current situation.
Many enterprises and local residents have built concrete instead of temporary houses using bamboo and coconut leaves to provide tourism services.
Local residents are worried Bay Mau coconut forest will disappear.
Provincial authorities have asked localities, departments and agencies to intensify checks over tourism services to overcharging, the sale of substandard products, illegal parking lots and overly-forceful selling techniques.
The province will also focus on raising public awareness about environmental protection and better behaviour towards tourists