(Halong Bay, Vietnam, 28 Nov, 2012) Bhaya Cruises supports the latest decision of Quang Ninh Authority on developing sustainable tourism.
Local authorities will ban the handling of cargo in bulk in the area, and treat wastewater and sewage discharged into the bay by 2013. They will also minimize the encroachment to the sea, closely monitor industrial production establishments and urban projects, and raise the public’s awareness of environmental protection.
The province will establishan association charged with educating people on environmental matters that affect the Ha Long Bay area, act as an advisor to issue an exclusive decree on Ha Long Bay management and installenvironmental observation stations around Ha Long Bay.
Not only being the largest cruise operator in Halong Bay, Bhaya Cruises is also a true leader of sustainable and responsible cruise operators whose ultimate goal is to integrate environment management into all of business processes. They regularly open “Clean the bay” campaigns to raise awareness on the issue of pollution and call for practical action to protect the natural environment. The water cleaning systems on all boats are created to prevent the waste water from discarding directly to the bay. Bhaya Cruises will also actively support and educate their staff and crew on their ‘Reduce, Re-use and Recycle Policy”. These include reducing water consumption (and informing passengers about our water saving measures), minimizing use of plastic packaging and paper consumption, and encouraging reuse of items such as water bottles and brochures.
Bhaya Cruises team also plays its part in local community development with different actions and projects. The Au Co, a newly luxury brand of Bhaya Cruises is named for the organic farm built in Viet Hai village, Cat Ba island. Simultaneously, The Au Co Organic Farm together with partnership with local communities in Vung Vieng Village in Bai Tu Long Bay and many charity cruises are enabling them to diversify their local economy and improving their living standards, which in return provides their passengers with a warm welcome on excursions.
Mr Tran Thanh Nam, Chairman of Bhaya Cruises says: “We aim to preserve the beauty of the Gulf of Tonkin for future generations by minimising the impact on the local environment, operating under the concept of sustainable tourism, and supporting local communities. Booking your cruise with us you can rest assured that you are directly supporting a company that is actively seeking to minimise any negative environmental impact and that is constantly striving to create significant development opportunities for local communities.”