Taipei, Penghu County Magistrate Chen Guang-fu (???) said Friday at the opening of the 14th World Congress of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World (MBBW) that the county looks forward to sharing knowledge and experience with members of the club.
Headquartered in Vannes, Central France, the MBBW is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1997 and supported by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The MBBW serves as a platform for members to come together to discuss and share common values relating to ocean sustainability, marine ecology, tourism and renewable energy, Chen said.
Also speaking at the opening event, Presidential Office Secretary-General Chen Chu (??) said Penghu has rich ecological landscapes, unique marine culture and special natural scenery which the local administration is taking great care to preserve.
She went on to praise the county magistrate for helping to promote Penghu's international visibility and Taiwan's marine tourism assets to the world.
The annual meeting will feature a series of academic forums and expositions that will run until Oct. 1.
According to the MBBW, members currently span 43 scenic bays in 25 countries, including Penghu bay in Taiwan, Mont Saint-Michel bay in France, and Yeosu bay in South Korea.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel