Quang Nam strives to receive 3.8mil tourists by 2015
Quang Nam’s authority is considering adjusting the master plan on tourism development, so that it can attract 3.8mil tourists by 2015.
By 2015, the central province hopes to reach the total turnover of VND4,246bil from tourism, which amount to 19.37% of the province’s GDP.
Director of the Quang Nam Tourism Department Dinh Hai said that the adjusted plan on tourism development has been submitted to the provincial peoples’ committee.
Quang Nam’s authority affirmed that tourism and services will be the key sectors of the local economy. By 2015, the province hopes to receive 3.8mil tourists, including 1.4mil foreign travelers. The tourist industry is expected to create 69,800 jobs, including 23,370 direct jobs in the tourism sector.
To reach that end, Quang Nam plans to upgrade and build new facilities to serve the tourism industry. The number of rooms for accommodation in the province will be raised to 12,920, which will need an investment capital of $512mil. Heavy investment will be made in two main tourism places, the Hoi An ancient town, and the My Son relics plus surrounding areas.
Mr Hai said that the Quang Nam authority has granted investment licenses to 179 projects in tourism, including 159 domesticly owned and 20 foreign invested ones, which have the total investment capital of VND13,702bil. To date, 92 projects have been put into operation, while 14 projects are under construction, and nine projects have just received investment licenses. Most of the projects aim to build accommodation for travelers, mainly in Hoi An, Dien Ngoc – Cam An coastal route and the Chu Lai Open Economic Zone.
In 2006 alone, Quang Nam has invested VND540bil in building infrastructure items serving the Tourism Year 2006. A lot of works were completed in this year, including the Dien Ngoc – Cam An tourism route, My Son’s electric system, and the roads linking to tourist sites.
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