Phu Quoc Island steps up tourism infrastructure

Most of the nearly 2,000 hotel rooms on Phu Quoc Island in the Mekong Delta Province of Kien Giang have been fully booked since the end of last year.

              Visitors on Phu Quoc beach (Photo: Sggp)

Mr. Pham Quoc Thai of the Sao Bien resort revealed that the island sees a great number of local and international tourists. Almost 95 per cent of these visitors are foreigners and rooms in the resort would only be available in March.

The numbers of travelers to the island have increased by 30-40 percent as compared with last year.

According to the Phu Quoc Investment and Development Management Board, Phu Quoc has a total investment capital of more than VND3, 400 billion (US$ 162 million).

Phu Quoc international airport covers an area of over 900 hectares and a new road system has been laid out. An Thoi Port has also been made operational and the Ha Tien-Phu Quoc 110kV Underground Cable System is expected to be completed by 2012.

By Binh Dai – Translated by Anh Vu

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