According to the PM’s decisions on mechanisms andpolicies to support development in Ly Son for the period 2015-2020,priority will be given to unfinished State-funded projects and other keyinvestment projects on the island. This includes the Ly Son port (phaseII), a road through the southeastern part of the island (phase II), andwater supply in the district’s centre.
The PM also prioritisedthe provision of capital for new projects in line with the State budget,including ring roads and embankments on large and small islands, seadyke systems, Ben Dinh port, hospitals and preventive medical centres,water supply (phase II), a fisheries information centre, and main roads.
Inaddition, investors operating on Ly Son island will be provided withthe highest level of support in accordance with legal regulations.
Furthermore,projects in the fields of production and business will benefit frompreferential access to credit for investment and export, as stipulatedby the law.
Ly Son district lies 18 nautical miles off theVietnamese coast and covers an area of 10km2. It includes threecommunes: An Hai, An Vinh and An Binh.
The island district has apopulation of approximately 2,100. The majority of residents earn aliving from fishing and farming garlic and spring onions. Ly Sondistrict is striving to become a maritime economic centre by 2025, with afocus on tourism and aquaculture.
Archaeologistsfound relics of Sa Huynh culture on Ly Son Island dating back to 3,000years ago. Starting in the 16th century, a number of ethnic groupsmigrated to Ly Son from the mainland and have inhabited the island eversince.
The island boasts numerous forms of intangible cultural heritage, suchas traditional boat races and the Hoang Sa Soldier Feast andCommemoration Festival, which was recognised as a national heritage inApril, 2013.-VNA