This is an activity to celebrate the 68th anniversary of the historic Dien Bien Phu Victory (May 7, 1954 – May 7, 2022); the beloved President’s 132nd birthday (May 19, 1890- May 19, 2022); and the 67th anniversary of the Hai Phong Liberation (May 13, 1955 – May 13, 2022).

This is also a practical activity to realize the goal of promoting and introducing the tourism potential of the Cat Ba archipelago, building the green Cat Ba brand to develop tourism into a sustainable economic sector, the key and sustainable role of Cat Hai Island district, one of the three key economic sectors of Hai Phong city.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Chairman of the People’s Committee of Cat Hai district Bui Tuan Manh said that over the years, the Party Committee, government and people of the island district have always strived to build and develop Cat Ba into becoming a national and international green tourism destination, worthy of the potential and advantages of nature and the active support of the Government, ministries, sectors and cities.

After more than two years of being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Cat Ba tourism has currently been recovering strongly. The tourism infrastructure is being invested in more and more while becoming spacious and modern with a series of tourist attractions. The project of a resort and entertainment complex of large corporations not only develops the island district but also creates a breakthrough opportunity for tourism, as well as the island district’s socio-economic development.

The development of Cat Ba tourism has also created more jobs and improved the quality of life for local people, contributing to the development of the city and the country.

The green Cat Ba art programme brings many attractive performances and the participation of famous artists who have brought a vibrant atmosphere to this dreamy tourist island.

The opening ceremony of Cat Ba tourism season is the event marking Cat Ba’s officially reopening for tourism to welcome domestic and international tourists, starting a tourism year full of optimistic signals.

On this occasion, Nguoi Lao Dong Newspaper presented 20,000 national flags to Hai Phong fishermen.

Previously, on the afternoon of May 7, on Cat Ba Bay of Cat Ba archipelago, Cat Hai district, Hai Phong city, a traditional dragon boat race was held. As a result, the Hoang Chau team won the championship. The traditional sports activity attracted international and domestic tourists.