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Developing Mekong sub-region tourism infrastructure for inclusive growth

Deputy Prime Minister (PM) Hoang Trung Hai, on behalf of the PM, has signed Decision 280/QD-TTg approving items under the project on Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth.

The project will be co-implemented by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the People’s Committees of Dien Bien, Lao Cai, Ha Tinh, Tay Ninh and Kien Giang provinces.

 For GMS, the project aims to speed up comprehensive economic growth across economic corridors among countries in the region, especially Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, through improving infrastructure facilities, connecting tourism routes and destinations, and improving environment conditions in some tourism centres near national borders.

For Vietnam, the project will contribute to developing tourism infrastructure and protecting Vietnam’s natural and cultural heritages in order to help the five provinces exploit their strong tourism products to advertise and attract foreign tourists, helping the localities develop sustainable socio-economic growth and reduce poverty.

Total capital for the project is USD55.08 million, including USD50 million of ADB funding and the rest is from Vietnam’s reciprocal capital.

The project will be implemented from 2014 to 2019.

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