Vietnam’s Mekong Delta city expects to welcome 5.6 million tourists in 2017

Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

VietnamVietnam’s Mekong Delta city of Can Tho has set a target to attract 5.6 million tourists in 2017, including over 600,000 foreigners, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.


Can Tho will implement a project to build tourist sites, including Ninh Kieu Wharf, Cai Rang Floating Market, and dunes along the Hau River, Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Le Minh Son revealed at a conference in the city on Wednesday.


The tourism sector aims to earn 2 trillion VND (US$88.6 million) in revenue, he added.


Son also proposed to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to set up the Mekong Delta tourism development coordination committee, and approve a project establishing the municipal Department of Tourism – separate from the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.


In 2016, Can Tho greeted over 5.3 million vacationers, up 14 per cent against the previous year, and earned over 1.8 trillion VND (US$79.7 million) from tourism.


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