Mekong Delta province focuses on tourism development
Update: Feb 24, 2020
Taking tourism as one of the five pillars for socio-economic development, authorities of the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu have been issuing several legal documents relating the management of the sector and boosting the exchange of information in this field with regional localities, according to insiders.  

Ghositaram Pagoda of Khmer people in Bac Lieu. (Photo: VNA)

Director of the provincial Department Culture, Information and Tourism Cao Xuan thu Van said Bac Lieu aims to rake in 3 trillion VND (nearly 130 million USD) from tourism, an increase of from 18-30 percent over last year, with 3 million arrivals (10 percent increase), including about 90,000 foreign visitors.

To achieve the ambitious goal, provincial authorities will continue improving the state management over tourism, perfecting and raising the quality of the operation of local places of interest, and ensuring the hygienic and security environment.

They have facilitated the attraction of investment to major tourism projects in the province and developed coastal ones with its unique characteristics. Alongside, they are spending big sums of money on the improvement of traffic roads to tourist sites while developing the community-based model of homestay so as to attract more visitors.

Last year, Bac Lieu province bagged over 2.3 trillion VND, an increase of more than 42 percent over the figure in 2018, welcomed about 2.5 million arrivals, including 73,5000 visitors./.