Ninh Thuan looks to develop tourism into pillar economy hinh anh 1Bau Truc pottery village in Ninh Thuan (Source: VNA)

Ninh Thuan (VNA) – The south central province of Ninh Thuan is pooling resources to develop ecological, cruise, and cultural tourism with competitive, high-quality products, insiders have revealed.

Accordingly, the provincial authorities have issued mechanisms to pitch for investment in luxury resort products along the coastal areas of Binh Tien, Vinh Hy, and Ninh Chu, as well as in the Nui Chua and Phuoc Binh national parks.

Urban, cruise, cultural, and agricultural ecological tourism are some of the biggest attractions in Phan Rang-Thap Cham city and its nearby areas. Elsewhere, Ninh Phuoc and Thuan Nam districts offer craft village tours, sand hills, and adrenaline sports. Binh Ac and Ninh Son districts have been developing ecological products, resorts, and cultural tours.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Luu Xuan Vinh said investors will be able to enjoy incentives such as tax reduction and waivers for land and water usage fees, as well as preferential taxes for imported goods.

The province has granted licences to 48 projects so far, worth nearly 15.3 trillion VND on a total site of nearly 1,800ha. It is now home to 132 hotels and lodging facilities with 2,843 rooms, 2,700 of which meet the one- to four-star standards.

The provincial tourism sector has built a code of conduct in the field to improve staff capacity, control prices, and ensure food hygiene and safety.

Over the past few years, Ninh Thuan has boosted tourism promotion, upgraded infrastructure, restored cultural heritage, and improved services, thus attracting more visitors to major destinations such as Nui Chua national park, Binh Son-Ninh Chu beach, O Klong Garai tower, Ba Truc ceramics, My Nghiep craft village, and Thai An grape orchard.

In the first eight months of this year, Ninh Thuan welcomed over 2.13 million visitors. The province expects to earn 1 trillion VND (43.47 million USD) from tourism this year.

In order to turn tourism into a pillar economy, Ninh Thuan will increase marketing and strengthen regional connectivity via tours of Nha Trang and other central coastal provinces, Da Lat, the Central Highlands, Binh Thuan, and Ho Chi Minh City and other southern localities. –VNA