The Prime Minister has agreed with the proposal to build a general entertainment complex, including casino, in Phu Quoc island district, the southern province of Kien Giang.

The PM assigned the Ministry of Planning and Investment in collaboration with local authorities and relevant agencies to prepare the project and report to the PM for consideration after the Government issues a decree on the casino business.

Phu Quoc island is located off the western coast of Vietnam in the centre of Southeast Asia and on the Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand marine economic belt.

The 589.23 island has a population of over 96,940 and 10 administrative units.

It is a special economic and administrative region, a national and international recreational resort and ecological tourism centre, an important transportation hub and a scientific and technological centre.

The island also plays an important role in national defence and security.-VNA