Vietnam Travel Brief 06-10
Vietnam, South Africa boost tourism cooperation
A seminar to examine ways of strengthening Vietnam- South Africa cooperation in tourism was held in Hanoi on October 6.
The seminar, entitled “ South Africa – where everything is possible”, focused on informing Vietnamese tourism companies about the tourism potential of South Africa , one of the most attractive destinations in the world.
The visiting South African Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Rejoice Mabudafhasi told the seminar that she saw huge potential for tourism cooperation between the two countries as they both have an abundance of natural beauty and attach great importance to the development of this industry.
Initially, both Vietnam and South Africa need to work closely in order to create more tourism-related products and market each other’s image, she said.
The seminar was co-organised by the South African Embassy in Vietnam and the Hanoi Tourism Association.
Phu Yen expects to host Tourism Year 2011
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan has agreed to hold the National Tourism Year 2011 in southern central coastal provinces with Phu Yen being the host locality.
The province of Phu Yen will boost the construction of infrastructure for tourism, and strengthen coordination with other cities, provinces and foreign partners to seek investment.
By hosting the National Tourism Year 2011, the tourism sector is expected to become an important economic sector of the region.
Vietnam to exploit oil and gas in Myanmar
PetroVietnam’s affiliates - Exploration and Production Corp. (PVEP) and VietsovPetro (VSP) - will get involved in oil ands gas exploitation in block M-2 offshore Myanmar.
Under a contract signed with the Eden group and Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprises (MOGE) in Nay Pyi Taw on Oct. 2, the PVEP will hold 45 percent of stakes, VSP, 40 percent and Eden group, 15 percent.
This is Vietnam’s first oil and gas project in Myanmar and its second overseas. The first one was signed by PVEP and VSP and Tunisia in February 2008.
Vietnam and Myanmar signed a memorandum of understanding on oil and gas cooperation during Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s visit to Myanmar in August 2007.
(Source: SGT, URL:http://english.vietnamnet.vn/travel/2008/10/806882/)
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