Nghe An promotes local tourism potential
Update: Mar 12, 2015
The 2015 Hoang Mai Tourism Season was launched at a ceremony to introduce coastal Hoang Mai town in central Nghe An province.

The event was held during the Con Temple festival on March 10 that attracted representatives from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, local cultural officials and crowds of tourists.

Hoang Mai, home to numerous renowned cultural and relic sites and landscapes, such as Con Temple, has devised incentives to lure investment in tourism development, one of the province’s key economic areas.

A wide range of activities, including photo and bonsai exhibitions and boat races, have been held across the town to mark the season.

Nghe An has targeted around 100 trillion VND (4.7 billion USD) in investment, including 50 trillion VND from foreign direct investment (FDI) from 2015-2020.

To that end, the locality will enact measures to lure investment projects, considering it an essential step to spurring local socio-economic development.

It will facilitate investment operations by zoning off land, providing incentives and assisting in worker recruitment.

Nghe An will also continue improving its investment environment, working towards achieving its goal to rank among the top 30 provinces and cities nationwide in the provincial competitiveness index.

Last year, Nghe An granted investment licenses to 105 projects worth more than 18.5 trillion VND (880 million USD), a 45.83 percent increase in the number of projects and a 43.74 percent increase in value from the previous year.

Some of the large-scale projects include the Ha Noi-Kim Liem urban and hotel complex (720 billion VND), Lan Chau-Song Ngu eco-tourism complex (1.97 trillion VND), and Thanh Thanh Dat wharf (560 billion VND).