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New studies launched on Aqaba marine, coastal environment
Published on : 21/08/2014

New studies launched on Aqaba marine, coastal environment

The UNDP and the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) on Tuesday launched the executive plan for eco-tourism in the port city and a strategy for environmental awareness on marine and coastal environments.

UNDP Country Director Zena Ali Ahmad made a keynote address to the conference. The plans were developed over the past two years through the "Marine Biodiversity Conservation into Coastal Zone Management in the Aqaba Special Economic Zone" project, according to a joint statement from UNDP and ASEZA. The project's outcomes also include a "new updated management plan for the Aqaba Marine Park as well as the National Report on the integrated management for the coastal area", the statement said. ASEZA also announced the commencement of implementing several plans, such as a plan to utilise the coastal area, the development of a database of the marine environment, the preparation of a status report of the coastal.



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