Tourists enjoy farming skills at Tra Que herb farm tour service in Hoi An city (Source: vietnamnet.vn) Quang Nam (VNA) - Combining agriculture and tourism has huge potential for Vietnam, but putting the plan into practice is still a long way off. The lack of planning, strategy and training is holding the idea back, said Nguyen Quy Phuong, an official from the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), during a recent seminar on sustainable eco-tourism and agriculture and rural development. Phuong said agri-tourism would help local farmers preserve their traditions and culture, while improving the income and living standards. He said with 70 percent of population living in rural areas, the new ‘green’ industry would have rapid growth. “Local farmers could use their produce and production as a craft demonstration to tourists, while earning more from tourism service beyond than the harvest itself,” Phuong said. Phuong said the agri-tourism in Vietnam … [Read more...] about Positive policy making needed for agri-tourism booming
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Vietnam's internet community was abuzz over the weekend following news that Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has endorsed a controversial cable car project into the country's world-renowned cave kingdom. Unlike previous plans, this one does not include the world's largest cave Son Doong. Instead it will run 5.2 kilometers (3.2 miles) from a section of the Ho Chi Minh Highway to En (Swallow) Cave, which was catapulted to global fame when it was aired live on U.S. talk show Good Morning America in May 2015. En Cave, a feeder to the world's largest cave Son Doong in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, stretches 1,645 meters into the mountain and has been named one of the most captivating caves on earth by National Geographic. It is also believed to be the world’s third largest cave, according to CNN. The cable car controversy in Quang Binh started in 2014 when the province announced plans to build a $212-million gondola lift into Son … [Read more...] about The cable car debate: Should Vietnam open its cave kingdom to mass tourism?
A number of expats living in Vietnam have responded to Tuoi Tre News’ call for opinions regarding the development of waterway tourism in Ho Chi Minh City. Australian Lachlan Trumble recently took a tour along the Nhieu Loc – Thi Nghe canal and called it a very relaxing experience. Besides the already existing Nhieu Loc – Thi Nghe canal tour, the city is planning to make the most of its rivers and canals to develop a thriving waterway tourism industry, with multiple projects set to run in the near future. By 2020, at least seven tours are expected to open along local rivers such as the Saigon River, Dong Nai, Soai Rap, Nha Be and other canals that snake their way through the southern city. A relaxing trip “I took a boat tour along the Nhieu Loc – Thi Nghe canal on June 26 for my birthday with my friends. Our group was seven people in total. I looked around on Google … [Read more...] about Expats on Ho Chi Minh City waterway tourism
The People’s Committee of HCMC has assigned the Department of Planning and Investment to work with Can Gio district authorities to change construction plan in the district. The move has been made after the Government approved in principle the plan adjustment of coastal areas in Long Hoa commune and Can Thanh town. After being approved, the plan will be supplemented to the city’s construction plan by 2030. The city People’s Committee will consider the scale of sea reclamation project Can Gio Urban Area and report to the Prime Minister matters out of its jurisdiction. Mr. Le Minh Dung, chairman of the Can Gio People’s Committee, said that the district’s plan adjustment comprises economic structure change, putting services and tourism on top of priority before agriculture. According to Mr. Dung, the city’s only coastal district has many unique places to develop tourism with the coastline length of 23 kilometers, over … [Read more...] about Can Gio plan changes from agriculture into tourism, services
A group of consultants from the Republic of Korea has presented to Can Tho city leaders a project touted as a bold initiative which will turn the Mekong Delta city into a city of happiness. At the March 13 working session with Can Tho officials, Kim Hak Min, Dean of the Industry-Academy Cooperation from the RoK’s Soon Chun Hyang University, said once the project, named “Hon ca dieu mong uoc” (Beyond expectation), is completed, Can Tho will become a leading industrialised city in ASEAN. Kim, who is also the special consultant to the city, said around 500ha of land is needed to construct a complex of industrial parks, a technology centre, and tourism, entertainment and residential areas, among others. The project will be funded through assistance from the RoK Government and other countries, he noted, adding that consultants will help the city design strategic policies attracting foreign investors and provide them with information on local human resources and … [Read more...] about Bản in : RoK experts propose project to turn Can Tho into city of happiness