VietNamNet Bridge - T&T Group is very well-known in Vietnam, but until it asked to purchase the airport on Phu Quoc Island, few knew of its power. T&T Group Chair Do Quang Hien. The company has recently proposed to the Ministry of Transport to buy Phu Quoc International Airport, located on Vietnam’s largest island of Phu Quoc, in Kien Giang Province. The group has committed to upgrade the airport and not sell it within five years. Earlier, T&T also asked to acquire the Port of Quang Ninh. T&T is associated with the name of Do Quang Hien and the Hanoi T&T football club. In 1993, Hien established T&T Ltd., now the T&T Group, with the major businesses of trading and manufacturing electronic products. Six years later, Hien formed T&T Hung Yen Co., Ltd., with the largest motorbike engine and component production line in Vietnam worth over VND300 billion. T&T used to dominate the motorcycle market in northern Vietnam with cheap Chinese brands … [Read more...] about T&T wants to buy Phu Quoc Airport, how powerful it is?
Phu quoc island things to do
VietNamNet Bridge - With a motorbike, you can putt around the island, drop in at any beach to swim, and walk on shady roads. Here are 20 things that any visitor may wish to experience when they come to Phu Quoc Island in Kien Giang Province: 1. Enjoy the sunset at Dinh Cau Rock (Temple): One of the many attractions in Phu Quoc is Dinh Cau Rock or Dinh Cau Temple, which is located at the mouth of the Duong Dong River in Duong Dong Town. It is a combination of a Buddhist temple and a lighthouse that was built in 1937 as a dedication to Thien Hau (the Goddess of the sea) who provides protection for the fisherman and vessels that head out to the open waters. Climbing the steps offers a better view of the many fishing boats navigating the narrow river opening, as well as views along the coast. The beachfront here also is a good place to view the sunset and local life in the evenings. There are views of a small lighthouse in the distance and the beaches of the … [Read more...] about 20 things to do on Phu Quoc Island
Phu Quoc seeks investment to build eco-tourism paradise (27-07-2006) The Prime Minister recently issued a decision to turn Phu Quoc Island into an eco-tourism centre. Tuoi Tre Chu Nhat (Sunday Youth) magazine spoke to the island's People's Committee Chairman, Thai Thanh Luom, about plans for the future. How easy has it been to attract investment? Over the last two months, Kien Giang Province has attracted 40 projects investing into Phu Quoc Island, 12 of which has already begun. At present, more than 100 domestic and foreign investors have applied to invest in tourism, entertainment and infrastructure, with projects such as seaports, water supply and waste treatment. The district's authority urges consultancy units to complete detailed plans in specific areas aiming to create favourable conditions for investors to realise projects. How has the island been implementing policies to attract investment? A strategic plan for developing Phu Quoc Island was set up in 2001. However, the … [Read more...] about Phu Quoc seeks investment to build eco-tourism paradise
Place your bets on Phu Quoc casino (05-08-2009) A new master plan is being developed for Phu Quoc island. The chairman of the Kien Giang provincial People's Committee, Bui Ngoc Suong, spoke to the Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper about possible changes. How do the changes compare to the first plan? Phu Quoc island will be soon upgraded into a special administrative region. With its important role in national defence and security as well as its potential to become a regional and international bio-tourism destination, the Government has instructed the Minister of Construction and Kien Giang People's Committee to seek international consultancy companies to revise the island's existing development master plan with a vision toward 2030 and beyond. We've received one proposal from the American Consultant company WATG, which claims it is the world's number one hospitality design firm. It says the island should be divided into five key functional areas - urban, national, forest protection, tourism … [Read more...] about Place your bets on Phu Quoc casino
Vietnamese travel firms have vowed to lure more Japanese travelers to Vietnam. But how to do that remains a headache. What to do to attract more Japanese travelers? (part 1) Doing business in pain The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) reported that 481,500 Japanese travelers came to Vietnam in 2011, an increase of 8.9 percent in comparison with 2010. At the HCM City International Tourism Trade Fair held in September 2011, a representative of JTB, the leading travel firm in Japan, said before the Vietnamese high ranking officials that a lot of Japanese people would get surprised when hearing about such a high number of Japanese travelers to Vietnam. The problem is that Vietnam counted on the Japanese people who came to Vietnam for the business purpose as well. Meanwhile, Vietnam has yet become a popular choice for Japanese travelers. General Director of Vietravel, Nguyen Quoc Ky, when asked about the Japanese market, said that Vietnamese travel firms now have to … [Read more...] about What to do to attract more Japanese travelers? (part 2)