A corner of Phu Quoc island (Source: VNA)

Kien Giang (VNA) – The Phu Quoc – Kien Giang Green Tour programme was introduced at a ceremony on the island on August 6 as part of the activities in response to the National Tourism Year 2016 – Phu Quoc – Mekong Delta.

Addressing the event, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Kien Giang province Mai Van Huynh highlighted the development of green tourism based on nature and culture with community involvement.

The province will take numerous measures to promote green tourism, including training human resources and investing in diversifying tourism products, particularly eco-tourism and community-based tourism models, Huynh said.

Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Huynh Vinh Ai affirmed the Party and the State has continuously considered green tourism a key economic sector, thus contributing to the sustainable and environmentally-friendly socio-economic development.

Multiple activities will be conducted under the programme during the rest of the year, including workshops on sustainable tourism development, training courses and communication campaigns, among others.

After the ceremony, participants joined a sand painting contest and a march to call for public efforts to protect the environment and plant trees.-VNA