Binh Thuan to develop Mui Ne into national tourism site
Update: Mar 30, 2018
The central province of Binh Thuan plans to develop Mui Ne, a popular beach area in the coastal city of Phan Thiet, into a national tourism site by 2030, speakers at a conference in the province have said.

Binh Thuan Province aims to develop Mui Ne into a national level tourism site by 2030

By 2025, Mui Ne would become the main resort centre of Binh Thuan and the south-central coastal region, welcoming 10 million visitors. And by 2030, the area would meet all requirements for becoming a national level site, with 16 million visitors and VND58 trillion (US$2.5 billion) in tourism revenue.

The area aims to attract new markets in central and northern Europe and the Middle East, and will focus on beaches, sports, culture and community tourism.

Pham Trung Luong, former deputy head of the Institute for Tourism Development Research, said: “To achieve the goal, Binh Thuan Province should create diverse tourism products, boost promotion and train people.”

“The province should also care more about environmental factors and the effects of climate change,” he added.

Luong emphasised that developing Mui Ne into a national tourism site would boost development in the region, and links with the Central Highlands.

Representatives of tourism agencies and cultural experts in Binh Thuan and neighbouring provinces and cities attended the conference. They called for more investment in entertainment and traffic infrastructure.

Ngo Thanh Loan of the HCM City University of Social Sciences and Humanities noted that Mui Ne’s “key resource is the beach, so protecting the natural landscape is a must during development”.

Nguyen Duc Hoa, deputy chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, asked the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism to collect opinions from all attendees at the conference.

He asked the department to submit the development plan to the People’s Committee soon.