Can Tho To Spend VND 66 Billion for National Tourism Year 2008

Can Tho has announced a budget of VND66 billion for building hotels and restaurants for the Mekong Delta city’s National Tourism Year 2008 and financing other aspects of the year-long promotion.

Ninh Kieu pier, Can Tho City (Photo:KK)
The sum of VND46 billion will be spent mainly on refurbishing existing hotels and restaurants and building new hotels to increase their number in the city to 116 with more than 2,900 guest rooms.

It will also be used to build a 1.5-hectare tourist center on the river island of Cai Khe, improve 14 ecotourism areas, implement the 30-hectare Phu Sa project on Au Island and the Con Khuong ecotourism project, starting up and advertising more tours of the Mekong Delta in coordination with travel agents.

The balance of the funding, VND20 billion, will be spent on specific events like Spring Tourism, Tourism on the Water and in the Countryside, Cultural Tourism, fairs, food festivals, sporting events and conferences.

Source CPV - Translated by Kim Khanh

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