With abundant tourism advantages, the island district of Ly Son in the central province of Quang Ngai is making the most of its strengths to promote the locality’s economic development.
The island district welcomed a record 95,000 holiday-makers in 2015, a surge of 63,000 compared with 2014.
Bui Thi Quynh Van, district party committee secretary, said traditional cultural and historical elements related to sea and island sovereignty are significant aspects of the locality’s tourism development goals.
The district will continue to call on local and foreign enterprises to build infrastructure for sea and island tourism development, she added.
Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Huynh Thi Phuong Hoa said tourism is an economic development goal. The province will speed up several tourism projects in 2016 from major investors including Muong Thanh, Vingroup and Saigon Tourist.
Covering about 10 square kilometres, Ly Son has four national heritage sites, 10 provincial level relics and several old houses with many diverse cultural characteristics.
The rock cliffs in locality are also considered an encyclopedia of geology and the earth’s surface, which poses a great opportunity for the province to attract international experts and tourists to conduct research and visit.