Phu Quoc island in the southern province of Kien Giang, is planning to implement a 28 trillion VND (1.3 billion USD) project for the construction of the Bai Vong international golf course and eco-tourism complex.

The plan is contained in the proposal that the island's Investment and Development Management Board has submitted to the Kien Giang provincial People's Committee.

Construction for the project, which covers a land area of around 560 ha, is expected to begin by the end of this year and is to be completed in five years.

The complex will include modern infrastructure such as a five-star resort and hotel, entertainment area, water park and pagoda. A golf course, restaurant system, convention centre and helicopter services area will likewise be built.-VNA