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./.