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To turn tourism into the spearhead economic sector

Monday, 18/12/2017

Over the last years, the province has taken initiatives in planning and spending the land fund to create favorable conditions for tourism development. However, to become a spearhead economic sector, proportionable with potentials and advantages of the province, it is necessary to take drastic measures to remove difficulties and obstacles for tourism development projects to be scheduled on time.

Tay Thien tourist area is basically invested to attract tourists.

There are many scenic places, favorable geographical position but the development of tourism, services of the province in recent years has not commensurated with the inherent potential and advantages yet. The proportion of tourism, services in the economic structure is low, the service quality is not high, attractive; there are not many high-quality service complex invested in a large scale; not attracting many large investors, especially regions are difficult to change the economic structure.

In fact, to promote the development in the service and tourism sector, the province always pays attention to upgrade infrastructure with the public investment capital, concentrate mainly on construction items such as traffic roads, lighting, water supply and drainage. In the period from 2011 to 2015, the State budget invested more than VND 300 billion to build infrastructure in the tourist areas; take initiative in elaborating the detailed plannings of the potential areas and advantages on tourism and allocating the land fund for tourism projects to attract investment.

Up to now, the provincial People's Committee has approved the planning of 3 key tourist areas of the province, including the detailed planning with the scale of 1/500 of Tam Dao I tourist area, the detailed planning with the scale of 1/500 of the western area - Dai Lai tourist area and the general planning with the scale of 1/5000 of Tay Thien landscape. The planning, investment, construction and exploitation of cultural institutions from the province to grassroots are always interested in. Recently, some key cultural works such as Tay Thien Culture-Festival Center, Van Mieu Temple, Theater, Square Park, Southern Park have been built and put into operation.

Until now, the province has attracted 17 large investment projects and some social investment projects in the tourism sector with a total registered capital of over VND 9 trillion. In particular, some typical projects have been put into operation such as Tay Thien cable project of Lac Hong Investment Joint Stock Company; Flamingo Dai Lai project Phase 1, FLC Luxury Resort project Phase 1.

In addition, the second phase of the projects mentioned above and other projects are actively implemented. In particular, SunGroup's Tam Dao II project with a total investment capital of VND 3 trillion for the first phrase is expected to be completed in 2019, the project chain of Lac Hong Investment Joint Stock Company to Tam Dao I tourist area is expected to be completed by 2020 and Flamingo Dai Lai Phase 2 project with a total registered investment capital of more than VND3.5 trillion is expected to be completed by 2021.

Currently, the province is mobilizing to attract large investors to invest in the urban areas combining with the tourism, ecotourism, entertainment with the large scale with the investment value committed by the investors such as: USD 1.1 billion for Vinh Thinh An Thuong ecoUrban Area Project; USD 1 billion for Tam Dao II Project; USD 1.44 billion for the International Horse Racing Project. After completed and put into operation, these projects will have a strong impact, contributing to the economic restructuring of the province in the direction of increasing the proportion of tourism and services, making Vinh Phuc become one of the key tourism provinces of the whole country.

To remove difficulties on land clearance, human resource, as well as limitations of the policies on tourism, service development, facilitate to attract the investment as well as speed up the implementation progress of the projects, in September, 2016, the provincial Party Standing Committee issued Resolution No. 02-NQ / TU on encouraging investment in the high-quality service projects in the regions difficult to convert the economic structure in the period 2016 - 2021.

At the recent online conference on the implementation of the Government's Action Program and the action plan of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in implementing the Resolution No 08 of the Politburo on tourism development to become the spearhead economic sector, Vice Chairman Vu Chi Giang asked the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism to base on specific solutions in the resolution, advise, which the provincial People's Committee built the action plans to implement the resolution. Accordingly, the action plan for the implementation of the resolution should set out the specific objectives and solutions; create the favorable environment for business and community to develop tourism ...

The Vice Chairman assigned functional departments and agencies to review the policies on taxation, land rent and other policies applied on investment projects on tourism; allocate the budget appropriately, balance resources, have mechanisms to attract strategic investors; plan to build tourism staff of the province; develop the planning for tourism infrastructure development and investment in order to turn the tourism into a spearhead economic sector in the general structure of the province in 2020.

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