The central province of Thua Thien-Hue has hired Singapore-based Akitek Tenggara company as a consultant in devising a tourism development scheme for the 2013-2025 period.

According to Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Cao, the scheme must create a new vision for the sector and specify directions and measures to turn the province into a top destination in the region using foreign and domestic models of sustainable tourism development.

The scheme should also make full use of the local natural and social advantages as well as potentials of the province.

Chairman Cao said Thua Thien-Hue and the Singaporean partner have agreed to focus on devising 14 key projects as part of the planning. Among these, priority will be given to five projects with the hope of creating a breakthrough in the province’s tourism development.

Playing the central role will be a plan combining urban and rural development, paving the way for developing countryside tourism following the green economy model. The other priority plans aims to develop the cruising industry, cruising tours on Huong (Perfume) River, the Hen islet and the Lang Co-Chan May green city.

The provincial Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism is authorised to work with the Singaporean consultant on the plan, in order to submit it to the provincial People’s Council for approval at the upcoming session.-VNA