HCM City to turn Can Gio into sustainable eco-urban area

Ho Chi Minh City plans to turn Can Gio district into an ecological urban area as part of efforts to urbanise it and improve the quality of life for locals.

With Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc calling on HCM City to “urbanise the district while preserving its mangrove forests,” the city plans to solicit investment in the district, especially in major projects like the Can Gio Sea Encroachment project, Can Gio Bridge, an upgrade of the Rung Sac route, and building a ferry port. 

They also aim to boost sustainable development of services, agriculture and the marine economy, protect the mangrove forests and build the district into an international entertainment and tourism area.

Local authorities said urbanised Can Gio would become a popular tourist destination for both local and international visitors.

The district is expected to contribute to the city’s economy by creating more jobs and bringing large sums of revenues./.