Council established to boost HCM City, Mekong Delta tourism cooperation

22-Nov-2019 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:02 AM Print This Post

HCM City and the 13 provinces of the Mekong Delta region have agreed to establish a council to enhance their cooperation in tourism development.

At a meeting in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu today, November 20, as part of the Bac Lieu Culture-Tourism Week, Bac Lieu chair Duong Thanh Trung said that the official ceremony to sign an agreement on the council’s establishment would be held in mid-December.

Cao Xuan Thu Van, director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said the council will be responsible for studying and proposing policies and solutions to bolster tourism cooperation between HCM City and the 13 Mekong Delta provinces in the 2020-2021 period.

The council will also handle obstacles to tourism development, which are beyond the jurisdiction of the local tourism departments.

It set targets to upgrade existing tourism destinations in both HCM City and the Mekong Delta and launch at least three new tours connecting HCM City and the delta.

In addition, the council will call for investment in tourism and traffic infrastructure projects and will execute tourism promotion programmes.

An assisting group for the council will also be set up. Its main jobs are to offer consulting services and conduct cooperation programmes as directed by the council; it will also inform or consult with leaders of localities’ tourism sectors on common issues.

Tran Hung Viet, chair of the HCM City Tourism Association, proposed adding tourism human resources training programmes to the cooperation plan between HCM City and the Mekong Delta as the demand for tourism development has grown, while the quality of tourism manpower remains poor.


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