HCMC’s outskirt district Can Gio was expected to receive 1.25 million visitors with total revenue of VND500 billion (US$22.03 million) in 2017, said district People’s Committee chairman Le Minh Dung on February 10th.
|Visitors in a mangrove forest in Can Gio district, HCMC (Photo: SGGP)|
At a meeting with city People’s Committee chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong, Mr. Dung reported that last year, visitors to the district topped one million, up 54 percent over 2015 bringing the revenue of VND380 billion (US$17 million).
He proposed the city to instruct Saigon Water Corporation to speed up water supply pipe projects to solve the water shortage in some areas of the district and seek the Prime Minister’s recognition of Thanh An island commune.
In addition, he suggested staff rotation in short and long term to supply sufficient doctors for Can Gio General Hospital once being built and coming into operation.
Making a statement at the meeting, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Phong prompted the district to build the modern general hospital quickly to meet local citizens’ demand.
With the advantage of over 10 kilometers of coast and 34 square kilometers of beaches and mangrove forest system, Can Gio should determine and pursue the target of developing into a coastal urban area with tourist and amusement services.
The district should conduct surveys on the life of salt makers as well as their production condition and product consumption to assist them to continue making salt or change job if they want to because of low income and difficult life, he said.