HCM City Shakes Hands with Mekong Delta Localities in Tourism Development | Travel
Bac Lieu (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City and 13 localities in the Mekong Delta March 18 signed a Cooperation agreement on the development of tourism and launched the reopening of tourism in the new normal.
The agreement was reached during a conference on the implementation of the cooperation program in tourism development between the largest economic center in the south and 12 provinces and the city of Can Tho in the Mekong Delta region held in Bac Lieu province.
Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Doan Van Viet, said these 14 localities have identified the axis they can connect and signed inter-regional cooperation agreements. . This is an important basis for them to promote practical and effective opportunities for reopening tourism in the coming times.
He suggested that localities should ensure that tourist destinations are safely vetted, activities are strictly organized and plans are in place to manage any possible risks during this process.
The localities must diversify and improve the quality of the products, emphasizing the enhancement of the products of river tourism, and those associated with the experience of agricultural and ecological activities, while modernizing the material and technical installations, improving the capacity of human resources, intensifying promotion activities, and attracting more investment in this area, he noted.
Director of Ho Chi Minh CityThe tourism department of Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa said travel companies in the city have built more than 50 tours to boost demand from the city to the 13 localities in the Mekong Delta. In the future, the localities will continue to cooperate and exchange information in the state’s management of tourism; tourism product development, promotion activities, human resources improvement and investment attraction.
The chairman of the people’s committee of the province of Bac Lieu, Pham Van Thieu, proposed to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to pay more attention to supporting localities in tourism development, and recommended the government and the Prime Minister to invest more in the development of socio-economic infrastructure in the region to better serve the non-smoking industry./.