A master plan for tourism development in the South Central Coast of Vietnam by 2020 with a vision for 2030 was announced in Da Nang City on may 26 by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The goals of the plan, approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, are to develop sea and island tourism - the strength of the region - and to develop urban areas alongside tourist spots offering high-quality services.

The tourism sector is targeted to become a key industry in the region by 2020.

Covering nearly 44,377 sq.km, the region consists of Da Nang City and the seven provinces of Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan.-VNA