The provincial government of Quang Nam awarded an investment certificate to two U.S. investors on October 1 to develop a big tourism complex worth over US$4 billion in the province, which is in fact the reduced scale of another bigger investment plan earlier approved in principle in the central province.
Mac Dynasty’s citadel to get facelift
The northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang has approved a plan worth VND9.8 billion (roughly USD540,000) to preserve the relic of a citadel built under Mac Dynasty (1592).
Sanctuary remains of ancient Cham people get protection
The remains of a 1,200 year-old Cham sanctuary unearthed in Phu Vang District in Hue will undergo major protection works costing VND 560 million (USD 32,000) that are likely to…
WWF helps Cat Tien develop eco-tourism and protect environment
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has provided USD500,000 for a project to develop eco-tourism in Cat Tien National Park in the southern province of Dong Nai.
Work on first four-star hotel in Thanh Hoa starts
Work on construction of a four-star hotel, the first of its kind in Thanh Hoa City, Thanh Hoa Province, began on August 26 at a cost of VND 410 billion (USD 22.96 million).
Vietnam’s most ancient citadel conserved
The capital city of Hanoi has launched a project to conserve the Co Loa relics site, Vietnam’s oldest citadel, dating back to the stone age, at a cost of over VND 27 billion (roughly USD 1.5 million).
Quang Nam okays large tourism project for local investor
The central province of Quang Nam has agreed to a large project by HCMC-based Hung Cuong Trade Join Stock Company to develop a tourism town in Phu Ninh Lake, around 7km west of Tam Ky Town, an official said.
Land tourist route linking Central Highlands with Laos, Thailand
Vietnam’s Central Highlands will join Laos and Thailand in building a land tourist route running through three countries.
Dalat to be beautified with 600,000 cherry trees
The management board of the Tuyen Lam tourist site in the resort city of Dalat, Lam Dong Province, has announced it will plant nearly 600,000 cherry trees in Dalat from now to 2015.
Project to preserve gong culture in Lam Dong
A project to preserve the gong culture of ethnic minority in the Central Highland province of Lam Dong will be put in action from 2010-2015, according to provincial authorities.
Phu Bai international airport to get facelift
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a project to upgrade the Phu Bai International Airport in central Thua Thien-Hue Province through 2030 to the tune of over VND 12.57 trillion (USD 718 million).
Better management of Hue royal music performances brought in
The Thua Thien–Hue provincial People’s Committee has demanded that the Provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism implement a project to improve Hue royal music performances on the Huong River.
Two more tourism projects for central region
The Saigon Investment Group (SGI) and US-based Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide signed an agreement on June 9 putting into action two tourism projects with a combined investment capital of USD140 million in central Danang City and the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong.
US helps preserve Hanoi’s ancient gate
US Ambassador to Vietnam Michael Michalak has announced a grant of USD74,500 to help Vietnam preserve O Quan Chuong Gate, the only ancient gate that remains in the capital city of Hanoi.
Hoi An’s guardian angels
Central Quang Nam Province is racing to preserve Hoi An City to ensure the historic city’s tourism potential and aim luring more tourists to the UNESCO-listed site in the future.