The southernmost province of Ca Mau has set three priorities to develop its sea and islands economy through 2020.

The plan includes the expansion of offshore fishing fleets, the development of fishery logistics services and the promotion of maritime tourism.

The province is accelerating the implementation of policies under Government Resolution 67/2014/ND-CP, including supporting fishermen in building high-capacity, iron-coated vessels designed for offshore fishing.

In parallel with sea exploitation, Ca Mau will focus on developing fishery logistics services, including service boats to deliver goods and materials from the mainland to fishing vessels at sea.

Inland logistics centres for ship repairs and seafood processing are also a priority.

The province is making efforts to develop islands with favourable natural conditions and abundant potentials for sea and island tourism.

Currently, Ca Mau is calling for investments to develop the pristine Hon Khoai Island, 15 kilometres off the coast of the mainland, into an eco-tourism site by 2020.

Ca Mau’s annual seafood exports yield about 1.3 billion USD.-VNA