Mekong Delta provinces link up to promote tourism
Update: Aug 05, 2009
Four Mekong Delta localities, including An Giang, Kien Giang, Ca Mau provinces and Can Tho City, have been cooperating on a programme to develop the tourist industry in the next five years and through 2020.

The programme aims to form a tourist quadrangle in the Mekong Delta key economic region.

For the long term, they have mapped out a master plan, as well as detailed plans for each locality, to develop the industry, making it a key economic sector thus helping boost the region’s socio-economic and cultural development.

The four localities will join hands in developing and upgrading infrastructure and encouraging economic sectors to invest in the industry.

They will also coordinate in personnel training, building a tourism promotion centre along with a website to publicize the region’s tourism industry, and diversifying and improving the quality of tourism products and services.

In particular, Kien Giang’s Phu Quoc Island will be developed into a tourist city, and a centre of international-standard ecological resorts. The island will have luxury recreational facilities, five-star hotels, casinos, trade centres, and conference halls, as well as non-tariff zones for air and sea ports, craft villages and centres for hi-tech agricultural production to serve the tourism industry.