Less than half of over 400 tourism projects licensed in Binh Thuan Province are active now, and the provincial government will inspect projects and revoke inactive and slow-moving ones, an official said.
Ngo Minh Chinh, director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said that the province would continue to check tourism projects to boost the implementation progress and cancel inactive projects.
Binh Thuan Province has revoked seven projects in the year to date, which is also a warning to other slow-moving projects. Around 200 investors of slow-moving projects are completing procedures, paying land compensations or upgrading projects, according to Chinh.
The investment capital poured into Binh Thuan’s tourism has amounted to nearly VND57.4 trillion, mainly in Phan Thiet with 225 projects, Ham Tien with 80 projects and Mui Ne with 68 projects.
Most of the province’s coastal areas, especially in the southern area, have been allocated. Therefore, the province will call for investments into remote areas with the Bung Thi hot spring in Ham Thuan Nam District and the Ham Thuan-Da Mi area in Ham Thuan Bac District as two major areas.
“Each of these areas covers thousands of hectares. The province is calling for investments, targeting big investors to develop large-scale tourism zones,” he said.
Binh Thuan Province welcomed over 1.89 million tourist arrivals in the January-July period, up 14.9 percent from the same period last year. The province’s tourism obtained over VND2.57 trillion in revenue in the period, increasing by nearly 42.4 percent.