The historical relic site of Vung Ro, Dong Hoa district in the south central coast of Phu Yen province is remembered in history as a secret port where no-number ships from the north anchored to deliver food and weapons to the frontlines of South Central and Highland provinces during the war from 1955-1975.

Today, Vung Ro is not only renowned for its natural beauty, but also as a dynamic destination for many critical industrial projects, fuelling the province’s economic development.

Located 30 kilometres south of Tuy Hoa city, Vung Ro is home to numerous key projects including the Deo Ca Pass Tunnel, Bai Goc International Port and the Tuy Hoa Airport, facilitating access between the province and other localities and stimulating economic development.

The government has also approved the Vung Ro refinery project, an integrated petrochemical complex with 3.1 billion USD in investment capital and a designed capacity of 8 million tonnes a year. Construction of the refinery is slated to begin in 2016.

Covering 583 hectares of land, the project is expected to generate 1,300 jobs and contribute 111 million USD to the State annually.

Chairman of the Dong Hoa district People’s Committee Le Thanh Nghiem said such projects will help boost local and provincial economic development.

Vung Ro has also turned in to an attractive tourist destination, as Vung Ro Bay is ranked among the top 10 most magnificent bays in Vietnam with its beautiful sandy beach and coral reefs.

Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Pham Van Bay said a number of domestic and foreign investors are conducting field research for large-scale tourism projects.

Vung Ro has transformed itself into a blooming economic-tourism hub in the province and greater region.-VNA