PM approves adjustments to Phu Quoc development plan

Monday, 2015-06-22 11:24:37
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NDO/VNA – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved amendments to the general plan spanning to 2030 for the development of Phu Quoc island district in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang.

Under the modified plan, the tourism, service and entertainment complex, which includes several casinos, will be moved from Da Chong beach in Bai Thom commune, to Bai Dai beach in Ganh Dau commune.

The new plan also adds a cable car line from An Thoi town to Hon Thom Island in Hon Thom commune and a tourism and entertainment area together with a golf course across 2,090 hectares at Dong Cay Sao and the area to the north of Cuu Can River in Cua Can commune.

In addition, 142 hectares of agricultural land to the north of Vung Bau canal will be turned in to a resort and sports area while the original plans for a golf course at the Cua Can area will be scrapped for the development of an eco-tourism area.

In the revised plan, land dedicated to tourism will span 4,003 hectares; land for mixed tourism and housing complexes will take up approximately 3,325 hectares; of which 37,430 hectares will be zoned off for forestry land, 6,666 hectares will act as buffer zones; and agricultural land will take up 3,953 hectares.

The newly-approved plan also outlines land-use within tourism areas: the Bai Dai beach area on the western part of the island will be reserved for tourism, services, mixed entertainment, golf courses, casinos, water sports centres and craft villages.

The Vung Bau area on the western side of the island will be transformed into a high-class resort area of four to five stars, combined with sightseeing and water sports activities.

Cua Can area, also on the western side, will be a high-class eco-tourism, sightseeing, water sports, and craft village area.

Dong Cay Sao and the northern part of Cua Can River will be set aside for mixed tourism, services and entertainment areas, including a golf course.

Da Chong beach on the northeast part of the island is designated for mixed resorts and entertainment areas.