Con Dao promotes the potential of tourism

Monday - 27/05/2019 16:59
Perhaps, over the country, Con Dao is one of the few geographic locations of particular importance. But, Con Dao has a beautiful natural landscape, a diverse and diverse system of marine and marine flora and fauna with many famous scenic spots, including the famous national monument "Con Dao prison "- marking a period of historic struggle against foreign aggression of the ancestors.

Con Dao has beautiful natural landscape

With its geographical location, strategic history, and unique cultural and historical values, plus the privileged nature, the Party and people of Con Dao have been working on two combat missions at the same time. The strategy is to develop a tourism economy in association with the protection of sovereignty over the islands.

Implementing the Resolution of the government and provincial resolutions on socio-economic development, Con Dao has adopted many policies and measures to build the defense posture and build the defense zone of the district, focus is on strengthening political, spiritual, economic and military capabilities.

The result is that the political system at all levels is strengthened.The leadership, management and administration of the Party committees and authorities at all levels are well-functioning.The harmony between socio-economic development and national defense and security has been harmonized. The economy has developed quite well; Political security, social order and safety are maintained stable.

According to the report of Con Dao district People's Committee, in the first 6 months of 2017, industrial production value of the district reached 56.94% of the

plan in 2017 (up 12.55% in the same period of 2016); Total turnover of trade and services reached 60.94% of the plan (up 23.37% the same period).

In investment on development in the first 6 months, Con Dao has mobilized nearly 450 billion investment capital society. Total state budget revenue was estimated at VND 218 billion, of which budget revenue reached VND 27.79 billion, reaching 60.7%.

Mr. Nguyen Anh Nhut - Vice Chairman of Con Dao District People's Committee said: Along with the economic development, Con Dao district has implemented well the health, protection and care of people's health, especially the mother and children; pay attention to social security for family policy beneficiaries, families with meritorious services to the revolution and families.

Tourism sector - which is considered as the strength of the district has been developing well, in which tourism turnover in the first 6 months of 2017 reached 65.52% of the year plan (up 25.4% the same period). The total number of visitors was 109,000, up 25.4% over the same period of 2016 (international visitors is 16,489).

However, according to Vice Chairman of Ba Ria - Vung Tau People 's Committee Nguyen Thanh Long, despite the potential and advantages, there are still barriers that Con Dao tourism has not "taken off" strongly.

The price of airfare to Con Dao is quite high, the frequency of flights is not much, small aircraft should be in the peak season is always passive, tickets are very difficult to find.Therefore, the proposal of the industry to study the expansion of Con Dao airport, stretching the runway to meet the large aircraft; More airlines exploit flights to Con Dao; Additional services such as Da Nang - Con Dao, Hanoi - Con Dao ... are very necessary.

Experts said that in the future, it is possible to attract about 500,000 to 1 million passengers a year to Con Dao if the sea and air transportation systems are developed; In addition there will be many service activities to attract tourists.

Many people come to Con Dao not only for spiritual travel, visiting historical sites but also by other attractive services. Therefore, if there are investors to find out, the district needs to create conditions, creating the most favorable conditions to attract investment.

Along with the development of tourism, Con Dao should uphold the spirit of solidarity, determination to implement the resolution on socio-economic development, solutions to improve the quality of education, especially teaching foreign languages to students, local health care, local quality human resources training in place to make Con Dao become the highlight of tourism.

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