Binh Thuan to ensure security, order and safety for tourists
Updated at Wednesday, 13 Jun 2018, 18:27
The Hanoitimes - Binh Thuan People’s Committee on Tuesday directed relevant agencies and localities to ensure security, order and safety for tourists following a recent riot.
This was announced by Vo Thanh Huy, Vice Chief of the Office of the People’s Committee on June 12.
“The communication work has also been stepped up so that tourists will not be incited to participate in activities affecting security, and social order and safety,” said Huy.
In addition, Binh Thuan Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has sent a document to the tourist association and notices to tourist accommodations and sites, asking them to reinforce security to absolutely protect property and life of holidaymakers on major tours in the locality.
Binh Thuan beach.
Security guards and fire fighters have been increased to promptly deal with unexpected situations, ensuring safety for vacationers and assets of businesses.
Over the last weekend, protesters took to the streets and government buildings in Binh Thuan province even after the government had requested the National Assembly to postpone a vote on a controversal bill on special economic zones. The bill allows land lease of up to 99 years in the zones which are meant to give a big push to the local economy.
Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung earlier said that many people deliberately misinterpreted the draft law.
Earlier, Binh Thuan plans to develop Mui Ne, a popular beach area in the coastal city of Phan Thiet, into a national tourism site by 2030. The information was announced at a conference on March 27.
By 2025, Mui Ne would become the main resort centre of Binh Thuan and the south-central coastal region, welcoming 10 million visitors. And by 2030, the area would meet all requirements for becoming a national level site, with 16 million visitors and VND58 trillion (US$2.5 billion) in tourism revenue.
Binh Thuan aims to attract new markets in central and northern Europe and the Middle East, and will focus on beaches, sports, culture and community tourism. “To achieve the goal, Binh Thuan Province should create diverse tourism products, boost promotion and train people,” Pham Trung Luong, former deputy head of the Institute for Tourism Development Research was quoted as saying.
Luong emphasized that developing Mui Ne into a national tourism site would boost development in the region, and links with the Central Highlands.
In 2017, Binh Thuan has grown to become one of the top resort destinations in Vietnam, attracting millions of foreign tourists, according to the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.