(HBO) – The People’s Committee of Hoa Binh province on June 10 held a meeting to gather ideas on the contents of a tourism development plan in the 2021-2025 period with a vision to 2030. Nguyen Van Toan, Vice Chairman of the People's Committee and head of the provincial Steering Committee for Tourism Development chaired the meeting.

 


Photo: Nguyen Van Toan, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee addresses the meeting.

The draft plan for Hoa Binh's tourism development in the 2021-2025 period with a vision to 2030 underlined the significance of designing a future plan and the real development situation of the local tourism in the 2016-2020 period, along with orientations and solutions to boost the sector's development in the next five years with a vision to 2030.

Specifically, in the 2021-2025 period, the province aims to attract 6.3 trillion VND (273.7 million USD) of investment in developing infrastructure serving tourism and high quality tourism products.

By 2025, the province hopes to welcome 4.9 million visitors with earnings from tourism reaching about 5.4 trillion VND, creating jobs for about 26,000 labourers. Hoa Binh will strive to make Hoa Binh Lake tourism site meet basic requirements of a national tourism area in 2025.

 

In the 2025-2030 period, the province aims to lure 11.9 trillion VND in investment, developing a large number of typical, attractive and high quality tourism products.

In the period, the province expects to attract 7.3 million visitors and earned 11 trillion VND in tourism revenue. The sector is hoped to create jobs for about 47,000 labourers. The province will turn the Hoa Binh Lake into a national tourist site and make tourism a spearhead sector, according to the plan.

Concluding the meeting, Nguyen Van Toan, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, lauded the ideas of participants. He assigned the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the standing office of the Steering Committee for Tourism Development to summarise participants’ opinions and finalise the plan promptly.

It is necessary to point out outstanding achievements and major shortcomings and weaknesses of the sector, defining reasons behind the situation and giving specific and feasible solutions, he stressed.

 

Meanwhile, it is crucial to pay greater attention to tourism planning, focusing on investing in expanding tourism infrastructure in the master plan for the development of the Hoa Binh Lake national tourist area, he said.

Toan also stressed the need to clarify the strength of the local tourism sector with focus on cultural, spiritual and ecology tourism, while concentrating on building tourism products, expanding markets and designing tours linking tourist sites inside and outside the province./.

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