Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has highlighted a plan to develop the Nui Coc Lake national tourism area in the northern mountainous province of Thai Nguyen until 2020 with a vision to 2030.

Addressing the announcement ceremony on June 25, Deputy PM Hai said that the plan opens a new period of development for Thai Nguyen in the next decade and will help the province tap its potential for tourism development and boost its economic restructuring.

Hai asked the province and investors to take measures to protect the environment and surroundings of the area in order to turn the Nui Coc Lake tourist site into a key national tourism area.

According to the plan, the 19,000 ha Nui Coc Lake tourism area will have a tourism, sport and trade service area in the northeast of the lake, recreational area, a goft course, a eco-tourism site in the southwest of the lake, a new administrative area, and an urban and tourism service area./.