The central province of Binh Dinh aims to welcome 5.1 million tourist arrivals in 2019, up 25 percent from the previous year.

To achieve the target, Binh Dinh is stepping up attracting investment in tourism infrastructure. The provincial authorities have given permission to 26 tourism projects, including nine hotels, 15 tourist areas, one safari park and one soft skill training centre.

Binh Dinh welcomed more than 4 million tourists in 2018, up 10.6 percent from the previous year.

Among visitors to Binh Dinh, there were over 286,400 foreigners and 3.8 million domestic holiday makers, respectively rising by 8.3 percent and 10.8 percent.

The tourist number increase was attributed partly to the improved infrastructure and services at accommodation facilities.

Binh Dinh is rich in cultural and historical traditions and boasts many scenic sites along its 134km-long coast.-VNA