Phu Quoc looks to become national tourism centre

Phu Quoc island city in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang is expected to become a national tourism centre in the coming time as investors deploy their projects in the locality. ​

Local officials said Phu Quoc is determined not only as a high-end resort tourism centre, but also as a financial hub and a centre of aviation and maritime trade in the region.

This will help Kien Giang province in general and Phu Quoc in particular attract more domestic and foreign investment.

Known as “Pearl Island”, Phu Quoc is the largest island in Vietnam and also the largest of the 22 making up the group of Phu Quoc islands.

Phu Quoc was recognised as a tier-2 city by the National Assembly Standing Committee last year, which is a premise for the locality to strongly promote tourism development.

In the beginning of 2022, Phu Quoc lured 350 investment projects worth 17 billion USD, including many projects developing high-class tourism and entertainment areas.

According to the officials, the city plans to receive over 4,000 international visitors by the end of January./.