According to Mr. Le Quang Tung, Vice Chairman of Quang Ninh provincial People’s Committee, the number of visitors has been increasing over the years, but there are still things to be carried out to further boost the length of their stay in the place. Then the improvement of infrastructure and high quality services are keys to achieve this long-term goal, Mr. Tung especially stressed.
The local province has created a favorable room for investment in a number of strategic projects including advancing local transport systems, housing, clinics, education and training in along with healthy living environment.
In particular, the 284.6 ha Van Don International Airport constructed at a cost of USD 250 million; the 28.65 km highway connecting Van Don, Mong Duong and Mong Cai; the USD 100 million Van Tien Bridge; and several resort complexes are all highlights of the development plan. Moreover, thousands of VND billions from the local budget have been also allocated to build roads and deliver electricity to a number of tourist islands such as Co To, Minh Chau, Quan Lan and Ngoc Vung. According to Mr. Hoang Duc Hung, General Director of Viglacera Van Hai JSC. and Operator of Van Hai Resort in Quan Lan Island, the access to the national grid and the improvement in housing services have allowed more and more wanderlusts to come and stay longer than ever before.
Quang Ninh has also established collaboration with foreign partners including Luang Prabang (Laos), Gangwon (Korea), Sarawak (Malaysia), Tottori (Japan), Jilin (China) and Chiang Mai (Thailand) for the future cooperation to promote tourism and economic growth.
Quang Ninh authorities expect to welcome 8 million tourists this year, 3 million of whom are overseas travellers, making profits of VND 8 trillion (USD 367.1 million). It is believed that the destination will receive around 10.5 million holidaymakers in 2020, generating VND 30 trillion in revenue and creating 62,000 jobs for local residents.