Kien Giang attracts investment in tourism projects

The southern province of Kien Giang has lured over 1 trillion VND (43.4 million USD) worth of investment in tourism projects spanning over 21 hectares in the first half of this year, according to the provincial Department of Tourism.


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, of which, 42 projects have come into operation.

The province is supporting and creating favourable conditions for businesses to accelerate the implementation of projects. It is pushing forward with the construction of transport infrastructure to better serve tourism and attract investment.

In the first six months of this year, 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./.