Quang Binh will seek funding of US$4 billion for 40 projects during 2014 to 2015 in an effort to raise tourism and industry sector competitiveness.
Phong Nha cave – the most famous site in Quang Binh province which attracts many tourists
The province chairman, Nguyen Huu Hoai, told local media that the areas included infrastructure in industrial zones, tourism, industrial production and agriculture.
“The province is also looking for investment in culture, healthcare, and education sectors.”
City authorities expect to have direct flights from Japan’s Yokohama to serve an increase in business tourists once a new industrial park opens in this southern city.
Ho Chi Minh city is a bustling metropolitan of Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh City chairman, Le Hoang Quan, said the city and Japan’s Yokohama prefecture was attempting to establish an air link that would help serve business travel between the two cities.
“The Ho Chi Minh City-Yokohama route would make it easier for more Japanese investors to visit Vietnam but we still need to secure the support of airlines to fly nonstop services.”
Planning and Investment Minister, Bui Quang Vinh, says five serious issues regarding the proposed Long Thanh airport in Dong Nai province should be clarified before the project is submitted to the National Assembly for approval.
Long Thanh is intended to become operational by 2020.
The proposed airport will be built at Dong Nai’s Long Thanh district to help meet an increasing demand for travel to Ho Chi Minh City, to relieve pressure on Tan Son Nhat airport that has already exceeded its peak passenger capacity.
Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat Airport was projected to handle 13 million passengers a year by 2015, but it has already exceeded 20 million.
A policy to grant a 30-day visa exemption for foreign passport holders visiting Phu Quoc Island, off the coast of the southern province of Kien Giang, has been effective since 10 March.
Enjoying the majestic seascape in Phu Quoc Island
The island located off the southwest tip of Vietnam is very close to the Cambodian border and visited by cruise ships on their way to Hong Kong.
Visa exemption is also applicable to foreigners, who are in transit at an international border gate in Vietnam (including by air or by sea) and are heading for Phu Quoc Island.
The visa policy is expected to transform the destination into a national and international hi-end holiday spot. One of the targets is long-stay visitors, wealthy Chinese who are keen to own second homes in neighboring countries.
Vietnam-based Sun Group Corporation says the first stage of its Asia Park project will open this year.
Sun Group’s general director, Dang Minh Truong, told local media that the theme park, designed by world-renowned American architect, Bill Bensley, will cost an estimated US$189.6 million.
Overview of the Asia theme park in Danang
“The park should become a favourite spot for both local residents and visitors, once completed,” he said.
The park will attract mainly domestic family travellers.
Built to accommodate around 2.5 million visitors a year, the 88-hectare park, located at Hoa Cuong Bac Ward in Hai Chau district, includes a culture area, an amusement zone, a multi-functional centre and parking lot.