Kien Giang (VNA) – The southern province of Kien
Giang has lured over 1 trillion VND (43.4 million USD) worth of investment in two tourism
projects spanning over 21.7 hectares in the first half of this year, according to the provincial Department of Tourism.

Bui Quoc Thai, Director of the department, said that the resurgence of COVID-19 has led to
difficulties in attracting tourism investment. Phu Quoc island city ranked
first in investment attraction with 283 projects worth 353.5 trillion VND, accounting for 86.5 percent
of the province’s total projects. Of which, 42
projects have come into operation.

The province is supporting and creating
favourable conditions for businesses to accelerate the implementation of projects.

Kien Giang is pushing forward with
the construction of transport infrastructure to better serve tourism and
attract investment such as building a road to Ba Hon tourist area and the tomb of hero of the
people’s armed forces Phan Thi Rang in Hon Dat district; upgrading and expanding
the main road to Cay Gon tourist site in U Minh Thuong; upgrading and widening
the road around Hon Me mountain in Hon Dat; and improving infrastructure at Da Dung
mountain relic site in Ha Tien city, among others.

In the first six months of 2021,
Kien Giang welcomed
over 2.3 million tourist arrivals, reaching 33 percent of the yearly target, with an estimated total revenue of more than 2.68 trillion VND.

In the remaining half of the year, the province sets a target of receiving 3.1 million to 5 million visitors, depending on the development of the COVID-19 pandemic./.