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Dutch Government invests in Halong Bay

2012-01-18 (GMT + 7)

The Dutch government has invested in a new cruise fleet, “Life Heritage Resort Halong”, aiming to create stable jobs in the Vietnamese tourism. With 22 boats, the fleet is designed to bring a special experience at sea for travellers.

The fleet, with four-star yachts, unveiled on November 4th, 2011, was a joint-venture of Life Resorts Vietnam Corporation and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs through a Private Sector Investment program (PSI), which financially assists break-through investment projects in emerging markets.

Ms. Saskia Jongma, members of the Dutch Agency for International Business and Cooperation, said that the cooperative investment with Life Halong Heritage Resort aims to create a positive impact on the sustainable economic development through job opportunities and training programs to bring higher incomes for local people.

This is the first large joint-project of the PSI program in Vietnam to assist Vietnam in tourism and service industries.

After more than six months’ actively training staff, the fleet has carried their first tourists to discover the unique beauty of Ha Long Bay by night in October, 2011.

Source: HNM

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