A big wave of investment in high-end tourism services is taking place in Ha Tay Province with the aim of changing the town into a northern tourism center.
|Ba Vi tourism area in Ha Tay Province|
Investors from Japan and Australia are awaiting approval from provincial authorities to go ahead with plans to develop an ecotourism area (to be named Tuan Chau – Ha Tay) in the district of Quoc Oai. Once approved, construction will begin next month on a five-star hotel with 600 rooms, 600 villas, a supermarket and other facilities at an estimated cost of US$97 million.
The construction of a 36-hole golf course and resort in the Van Son Lake area of Chuong My District will begin in the third quarter of the year. The US$22 million project is being financed by the South Korea-based DK ENC Ltd Co.
A US$200 million project developing tourism services in the Ao Vua (King’s lake) – Bang Ta – Tan Vien valley area has been approved by the People’s Committee there. The project is being developed jointly by the Ao Vua Construction and Tourism Joint Stock Company and Singapore’s VGG Group.
Along with the planned development of Ba Vi national park, Ha Tay provincial leaders have also begun working on the An Khanh ecotourism area at a cost of VND343 billion. The first phase will be completed in August of this year.
PetroVietnam has also received permission from Ha Tay authorities to develop the Suoi Hai Lake tourism area covering over 1,970 ha.
The project’s investor, the Tan Vien Oil and Gas Joint Stock Company, is calling on local and foreign investors to inject money into the US$187 million project. Construction there will begin in the third quarter of this year.
Besides projects related to eco-tourism and tourism coupled with health care, the province of Ha Tay is also considering other types such as religious based tourism, with destinations such as the Huong (Perfume), Dau and Tay Phuong pagodas.
The promotion of trade villages is also being looked at with destinations such as Phu Vinh, which specializes in producing bamboo and rattan-made products; Son Dong, which is famous for bronze statues; and Chuyen My, which has a reputation for products inlayed with mother-of-pearl.