PANO - The Quang Ninh Provincial People’s Committee has implemented many measures to ensure the safety for all cruise tourists while visiting Ha Long Bay. The Province was instructed to invest more than VND9 billion to upgrade 4 overnight anchorages in the bay, which can receive 120 boats. An inspection team has been established to check all the cruise boats operating on Ha Long Bay, and this team always examines technical standards, the quality of services, crew and staff and safety equipments. The northern province is also bringing in new regulations on transporting visitors on cruises. Accordingly, only boats that meet the required criteria of the inspection team will be allowed to transport visitors. Other measures to raise awareness of the safety for visitors have been held using still images and video tapes. Translated by Duy Minh … [Read more...] about Quang Ninh ensures safety for all cruise tourists
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The Quang Ninh provincial authorities have affirmed that if the casino project is licensed, it would attract a lot of investors. Casino question: Should Vietnam try to “gamble?” Las Vegas Sands wishes to enter Vietnam, with casino Casinos: government keeps cautious, investors get impatient The northern province of Quang Ninh has stirred up the public with the proposal to allow the province to apply a special mechanism in Van Don District, and license a resort complex project which comprises a “gaming center,” or in other words, a casino. The project is one of the 18 projects the local authorities have open to the public to call for investment. This is considered one of the most important projects in the province which is expected to cover an area of 2000 hectares in Van Don District. Dang Huy Hau, Deputy Chair of the Quang Ninh provincial people’s committee, said that international investors and tourism programmers believe that the natural … [Read more...] about What do Quang Ninh’s leaders say about casino project?
The northern coastal province is calling for capital for two key projects, which are worth more than $5 billion: the Van Don tourist and casino complex and Van Do international airport. Quang Ninh’s Vice Chair Nguyen Van Thanh said that the casino is part of the government-approved Van Don Economic Zone. This economic zone will include a complex of resort, tourism, sports and entertainment facilities on 2,000 hectares in Van Yen commune, Van Don district, said Thanh. The official said that investors have prepared more than $4 billion for this project. Quang Ninh authorities and the Ministry of Planning and Investment are working on the project to quickly report to the Prime Minister at the cabinet meeting in February 2012. Quang Ninh also calls for investment in the $1 billion Van Don International Airport, the largest airport project in Vietnam so far. Thanh said that from Van Don Airport, flights to almost all Southeast Asian countries are less than two … [Read more...] about Quang Ninh to have $4 billion casino
The northern province of Quang Ninh is calling for investment to build a casino worth US$4 billion, and a $1-billion international airport, the two key projects under the master plan to establish the Van Don Economic Zone. Nguyen Van Thanh, deputy chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said the establishment of the casino has received the go-ahead from the Prime Minister. The project also includes a tourism complex spanning 2,000 hectares at Van Yen Commune, Van Don District, he told newswire VnExpress. “The project will become a tourism city at a world-class level,” he said. “The people’s committee and the provincial Department of Planning and Investment is completing the detail plans for the project.” Besides the casino project, Quang Ninh is also attracting investments for the Van Don International Airport project, which is expected to cost $1 billion, the largest of the airport projects countrywide. “The largest advantage of … [Read more...] about Quang Ninh seeking capital for $4-bln casino project
More than 80 poets from 27 countries and territories around the world have arrived in Vietnam to attend the 1st Asian-Pacific Poetry Festival, which is opening in the northern province of Quang Ninh today. Titled “Poetry for a Peaceful, Co-operative and Developed Asia-Pacific,” the 3-day event also benefits from the participation of 40 local poets. The foreign guests include such world-renowned names as Ko Un, the Korean poetwho was nominated for the Nobel Prize in 2011 and Ahn Kuyn Hwan, also from Korea, who translated Ho Chi Minh’s noted poem collection “Nhat Ky Trong Tu” (Diary in Jail) into Korean. American poet Lady Borton who received the Peace Award by the War Resisters League under the London-based War Resisters' International organization in 1988, and Ban'ya Natsuishi, chairman of the Japanese Haiku Poem Association are also among special festival guests. According to the schedule, the poets will attend a seminar titled “Peaceful, … [Read more...] about Quang Ninh festival gathers more than 80 international poets