Dar es Salaam, Nov. 24 -- VICE-PRESIDENT, Dr Philip Mpango, has asked leaders, experts and investors to jointly discuss best ways of protecting, managing and investing in rare beach resources to increase its contribution to socio-economic development in the country.

The VP took the stance during the opening of the 8th Forum for Sustainable Development in Mwanza, on Wednesday.

He said creativity is needed in using more than 1400 kilometers of coastline with clean beaches, 3 marine reserves, 15 marines protected areas, large lakes and rivers which increase the number of beaches that have not yet been fully utilised for national development.

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