The Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre hopes to attract 440,000 international visitors and 560,000 domestic visitors this year and earn revenues of 700 billion VND (33 million USD), according to the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The province encourages tourism and travel companies to invest in community-based tourism in riverside communes in Chau Thanh district and is focusing on completing work on two specific projects – Forever Green Resort and the Ho Chi Minh Trail by Sea Monument Park.

It is also upgrading cultural-historical relics and developing tours of trade villages.-VNA