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The southern province of Bac Lieu plans to invest 29 million USD in tourism infrastructure, of which 4.7 million USD will come from State coffers. The funds will be used to build facilities including gourmet restaurants, recreation hubs and resorts as well as to organise events like traditional festivals.

{mosimage}The ground-breaking ceremony of the Xuan Thieu entertainment and beach resort was held by the Xuan Thieu Tourism Investment Joint Venture Company on August 9. The VND60bil resort will be built in Two Phases. The Phase One will be construction of 160 bungalows, spa, sea sport and entertainment areas, meeting halls of international standards.

{mosimage}In order to advertise Phu Quoc Islands unique eco-tourism, leaders of the southern province of Kien Giang and the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) will launch a week of tourist environment protection and two photo contests.

{mosimage}Banking on the fact that Vietnam's tourism is coming of age, foreign investors have targeted the coastal provinces of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Quang Nam, and the central city of Danang for large scale projects.

Tourist sites specified in Vietnam's Tourism Development Strategy for the 2006-2010 period will receive infrastructure investment assistance from the State Budget.

A three-star ecological resort has started operation on the Dong Hoa beach in Can Gio district, 50 km from Ho Chi Minh City. The " Hon Ngoc Phuong Nam" (Southern Pearl) Resort is located on 4 ha land reclaimed from the sea.

{mosimage}Foreign investors are rushing to Vietnam to build large resorts in tourist areas of provinces of Ba Ria Vung Tau, Quang Nam, Danang, etc. Late in June, experts of the US based Platinum Dragon Empire (PDE) came to Vietnam to survey the city of Vung Tau for a tourism and entertaining project, which would be invested as much as $550 million.

An estimated investment capital of 315 billion VND (19.7 million USD) will be injected in building Phu Cat Airport in the central province of Binh Dinh into a civil-cum-military one. The sum was announced on June 27 at a conference on the master plan of Phu Cat Airport till 2025 held by the Central Region's Airports Authority.

The Hanoi Tourism Department has started the construction of a road system for a tourism resort at Soc Temple in the suburban district of Soc Son, Hanoi with a cost of VND 98 billion.

{mosimage}Tra Vinh provinces authorities in co-ordination with Eastern Sea Company from Ho Chi Minh City will invest a total of VND 16 billion to develop infrastructure in Ba Dong sea area in Truong Long Hoa commune, Duyen Hai district.

There must be careful planning of the infrastructure as well as tourism projects, a resort manager says. La Veranda, the first resort on Phu Quoc Island to be managed by foreign staff, will open next month. The US$4.2-million four-star boutique resort of 43 rooms and villas on one beach-front hectare, is a joint venture between France's VF-CGZ and a local partner, Nam Hai Ltd. The investors also plan to have a spa and a fine dining restaurant.

{mosimage}A beautiful future is envisaged for the island of Phu Quoc. It means many more tourists, but not the destruction of this largely unspoiled paradise.

{mosimage}Details of a new sea ecological area close to Dung Quat and Chu Lai economic zones, containing 250 villas and offering tourist activities, will soon be launched. The new area will spread along nearly 2km of beach in Khe Hai, Binh Son District, central Quang Ngai Province.

Two local companies will invest 900 million USD to build a deluxe tourist resort in the Dat Do district of the southern coastal Ba Ria-Vung Tau province. The Thanh Long Tourism Ltd. Co. and the Viet Thang-Jean Ltd. Co. are waiting for a license for the largest domestic tourism project so far in Vietnam.

{mosimage}The southern region will have one more airport capable of serving mid and long-range airplanes for domestic and international routes when the upgrade of Can Tho airport is completed in 2008.