Phu Yen: Coastal road to entail numerous development opportunities

November 22, 2021 | 14:32
Phu Yen province on Vietnam’s South Central Coast is focusing investment on building nearly 200km coastal road, creating multiple opportunities to attract investment in tourism development.
Phu Yen: Coastal road to entail numerous development opportunities
Tuy Hoa-Vung Ro section, part of Phu Yen's coastal route, aims to uplift development in relevant areas

Phu Yen People’s Committee has approved a resolution on building 6km of coastal road in the province’s northern district of Tuy An with a total investment of VND600 billion($26.1 million) to come from the central budget.This 30-metre-wide coastal road section would be constructed between 2022 and 2025.

This project is part of the provincial transport development plan, aiming to complete the coastal route in Phu Yen province that the prime minister has approved. It is connected to the traffic axis that links the three provinces of Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, and Khanh Hoa. The implementation of the project will assist Phu Yen in effectively exploiting its coastline, fostering socioeconomic development, and safeguarding maritime sovereignty.

According to Vo Dinh Tien, director of Phu Yen Department of Planning and Investment, many sections of the 50km coastal line in the northern area from Tuy Hoa city to Binh Ba bridge have not yet been built, despite the planning approved by the prime minister.

During the visit of the PM to Phu Yen province in early 2021, Phu Yen People's Committee has requested the premier to consider adding the province’s coastal road to the national transport system development planning. The premier had greenlit the proposal and assigned the Ministry of Transport (MoT) for implementation.

A green tourism destination

Phu Yen is committed to spurring local tourism development gearing towards sustainability and integration.

The province is progressively increasing the contribution of the tourism industry to its GRDP, thus fostering the advancement of other sectors. It also sets up the target of turning tourism into a spearhead economic sector by 2030.

Tran Huu The, Chairman of Phu Yen People's Committee, said that the province strives to become a crucial hub for the development linkage between the Central Highlands and the South Central Coastal region.

Phu Yen is committed to spurring local tourism development gearing towards sustainability and integration.

Chairman The assumed that to reach these targets, it is a must for Phu Yen to focus on planning and calling for investment into inclusive infrastructure development to uphold tourism development.

Currently, Phu Yen is focusing on mobilising social resources along with the central budget to implement detailed planning in key areas, including Xuan Dai Bay, Bai Mon-Mui Dien-Vung Ro, Van Hoa plateau and categorise these tourist attractions. Notably, the province is developing plans to establish culinary tourist attractions highlighting regional specialities.

In addition, Phu Yen is fostering the construction of Phu Yen Geopark, aiming to be recognised as a Global Geopark by UNESCO by 2040 and becoming a regional tourism highlight.

The province prioritises attracting investment in some national tourism spots including Xuan Dai Bay, Ganh Da Dia, Vung Ro Bay, Van Hoa Plateau, and more. It also endeavours to mitigate difficulties to assist the development and implementation of major tourism projects.

Between 2021 and 2025, Phu Yen plans to maintain an average annual increase of 14 per cent in the number of tourists, with international visitors up 15-20 per cent.

The province also targets tourism revenue to grow at 14 per cent, the average chamber usage capacity to reach 61 per cent, and the number of employees in the tourism sector to rise 4 per cent, all per annum. By 2025, Phu Yen aims to welcome four million visitors, of which foreign visitors are roughly 50,000, lifting the revenue on tourism to VND12.6 trillion ($547.83 million).

By Huong Anh

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