A corner of Phu Ly city - Ha Nam province (Source: VNA)

Ha Nam (VNA) – The northern province of Ha Nam will be developed into a resort centre in the Red River Delta region by 2030, according to the locality’s master plan for tourism development for 2030, with a vision to 2050.

The master plan was announced at a conference held by the provincial People’s Committee recently.

The Tam Chuc National Tourism Site in Kim Bang district will be at the centre of the plan.

Ha Nam will focus on developing tours from resorts to historical and cultural sites, while also promoting the various forms of spiritual and festival tourism.

The provincial tourism sector has set to receive 2.5-3 million tourists by 2020, and 7.6 million visitors by 2030, earning 2 trillion VND and 10.3 trillion VND (440.3 million USD), respectively, reaching an average annual growth of 10-15 percent and creating jobs for about 21,000 labourers.

The implementation of the master plan will be consistent with the relevant strategies and plans approved by local authorities, on the basis of exploiting and preserving specific values and strengths of natural resources and tourism, as well as protecting natural resources and improving the livelihood of locals.

The master plan will create momentum for Ha Nam's tourism industry to develop into an important economic sector that contributes about 10 percent of the locality’s GRDP, said Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism Le Xuan Huy.

It is also expected to promote the development of industry, commerce, health care, science, education, high-quality agriculture, and manufacturing industries in the province.

The department itself will focus on promoting Ha Nam's image and tourism products; whilst coordinating with other departments, investors, and enterprises towards organising conferences to introduce the locality’s strengths and potential.

Attention will also be paid to training human resources for tourism, Huy added. –VNA