A conference dedicated to island economic-trade development was held on Phu Quoc Island on December 15, focusing on infrastructure development, improving the effectiveness of trade networks on islands, and involving all economic sectors to aid in the process.

According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, islands nationwide have seen remarkable economic-trade developments in recent years with their trade networks continuously expanded because of participation from many economic sectors, meeting the people’s demands for production and daily life, and providing essential goods for fishing vessels.

The State’s preferential policies for islanders have helped change the socio-economic faces of island districts and communes. The people’s lives have been improved and tourism activities have continuously developed with famous destinations such as Phu Quoc, Cat Ba, Phu Quy, Ly Son and Con Con.

In the coming time, several big islands with the advantage for tourism development will invest in building some modern and large-scale trade centres into goods distribution and trade promotion centres.

However, the implementation of policies is still slow and the exchange of goods in island districts and communes is small-sized./.