Authorities of the southernmost province of Ca Mau have set to turn Dat Mui commune, also known as the Cape of Ca Mau, into a national tourism destination by early 2015.

To realise the plan, from now through 2015, they will inject 1 trillion VND in upgrading infrastructure, prioritising the road linking Nam Can district and Dat Mui commune in Ngoc Hien district, according to Duong Huynh Khai, Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The road is the last section of National Highway 1A running from the northern mountainous province of Lang Son to Ca Mau, Khai added.

The official said over 20 hotels, restaurants and entertainment areas that meet national standards will also be built in the commune under the plan.

For the moment, construction of a bridge spanning over the Nam Can river to Dat Mui is underway to make it easier for visitors to reach the destination. The bridge is scheduled for completion at the end of 2014.

As the southernmost end of Vietnam’s land, Dat Mui, about 100 km away from the centre of Ca Mau City , is the only place in Vietnam where visitors can see the sun rising in the East and setting in the West.

Discovered at the end of the 17th century, Dat Mui is home to mangrove forests featuring a plethora of birds, wild animals and fish as well as other untouched landscapes.-VNA