Vietnam PM approves master plan for tourism development in Mekong region

Published on : Thursday, November 24, 2016

vietnam-pm-approvesIn a bid to boost Mekong tourism, an overall master plan for the Delta region has been approved by Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc.


As per the plan, Cần Thơ City and Phú Quốc Island will be developed into Mekong Delta tourism centres over the next five years, while Mỹ Tho City in Tiền Giang province will be made a tourism hub for the region’s eastern tourism zone.


The Mekong Delta region includes Cần Thơ city and 12 provinces – An Giang, Bến Tre, Bạc Liêu, Cà Mau, Đồng Tháp, Hậu Giang, Kiên Giang, Sóc Trăng, Long An, Tiền Giang, Trà Vinh, and Vĩnh Long.


The plan aims to develop tourism in line with the region’s potential and advantages, affirm the region’s position in Việt Nam’s tourism map and enhance the position and role of tourism in the region’s development, thus improving the lives of locals and promoting the region to the country and the world, Bernama news reported.


Last year, the region welcomed 5.5 million arrivals, and this figure is expected to increase 15-17 per cent this year.


Another major focus will be the form of five national tourism areas: Thới Sơn in Long Lân Quy Phụng Island in the Tiền River between Tiền Giang and Bến Tre provinces; Phú Quốc island in Kiên Giang province; Năm Căn – Mũi Cà Mau in Cà Mau province; Tràm Chim – Láng Sen in Long An and Đồng Tháp provinces and Núi Sam in An Giang province.


It also focuses on seven tourist sites including the Happy Land entertainment complex in Long An province, Ông Hổ Island in An Giang province, the Commemorative Site for the Southern Đờn ca tài tử and Cao Văn Lẩu musician in Bạc Liêu province, Ninh Kiều Wharf in Cần Thơ City, Hà Tiên town in Kiên Giang province, Văn Thánh Miếu in Vĩnh Long province and Bà Om Pond in Trà Vinh province.


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