Quang Tri promotes to attract investment in tourism

Friday - 22/12/2017 14:30
Quang Tri is an indispensable destination in the DMZ tour (DMZ - Demilitarized Zone). Quang Tri has many advantages for tourism development. However, it is necessary to involve the enthusiastic investors in order to form the special products that strongly appeal to the tourists.
Leaders of Quang Tri Provincial People's Committee handed over investment decision to investors at Conference on Investment and Tourism Promotion 2016 (Photo by Nguyen Hai Quang)
Leaders of Quang Tri Provincial People's Committee handed over investment decision to investors at Conference on Investment and Tourism Promotion 2016 (Photo by Nguyen Hai Quang)
Advantages for investment attraction
In compared with all the fields from the natural condition to labor resources, Quang Tri is the most difficult province of the central region, it hasn’t mentioned on the serious and miserable consequence made by the war yet.
This does not mean that Quang Tri lacks of the potentials and advantages to attract investment and develop tourism. However within this limited article, the author insists on the following issues for being researched and chosen this “wild” land by investors.
Quang Tri has a large land for tourism development. However, in the total of 20 projects with 168.49ha in tourist – service areas, apart from 4 projects have been completed and put into use with a land area of ​​6.53ha, other ones still have been slowly conducted or on the paper.
 Tourism enterprises in Quang Tri are quite limited. There are many reasons caused a problem that Quang Tri tourism is still not really attractive, namely: The methods to organize and exploit tourism products and services haven’t yet been professional with suitable view;  The tours haven’t been fascinated with accompanied entertainment activities, special souvenir products… and so on. This fact was emphasized again in the meeting of the Provincial Steering Committee on Tourism Development held on 3 June 2016 at Cua Viet, it was pointed out some shortcomings in tourist services such as infrastructures, entertainment places, restaurants, accommodations and shopping centers. There is a question of visitors making a lot of tourist company embarrassed: “Coming Quang Tri, where to go, what to eat, what to buy as gifts?”.
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Cua Viet Beach
(Photo by Nguyen Hai Quang)
Quang Tri is not afraid to face with the mentioned shortcomings to constantly learn and accumulate for changing the “alive and death battlefield” to peaceful place in order to attract the tourists.
Wherever the Quang Tri people go, they are considered as "industrious", "hard-working" and "willing". If the existing young human resources are trained, they will become the valuable labor source with enough “quantity” and “quality” to meet not only market demand but also investors’ requirement. Recently, the Quang Tri People’s Committee has issued an official document dated 3rd August, 2018 on agreement to deploy the model “recruitment and training” in tourism suggested by Pegasus Consultant and Investment JSC, KinderWorld Group. Hopefully, this model will provide a large number of qualified and professional human resources to serve in the provincial tourism industry.
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Dong Ha city (Photo by Trinh Hoang Tan)
It can be said that Quang Tri provincial authorities have never ever given much priority to promote investment and tourism development like this time. The recent meetings of the provincial leaders with investors have given some development orientations: build Con Dao island with high class tourism products (Vietnamese Business Association in Bulgaria); develop Pegasus ecotourism complex (KinderWorld Group)… Mr. Nguyen Duc Chinh, the Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, the Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee conducted several surveys together with relevant departments to Prai cave, Ta Puong waterfall (Huong Hoa district) to evaluate this area and adjacent ones for tourism development.
At the Conference on Investment and Tourism Promotion held in Dong Ha city on April 17, 2016 with the participation of nearly 500 national and international delegates, Mr. Nguyen Duc Chinh, the Chairman of Quang Tri People's Committee has strongly given 9 commitments on policy and mechanism to create the most favorable conditions for effective and sustainable investment in Quang Tri.
Quang Tri welcomes the investors by “red carpet”
In recent years, the investors have started to "have a look” toward Quang Tri. It can be shown that there were many surveys to tourism destinations conducted by the national and international companies, corporations, organizations such as the British Cave Research Association, Le Michell Ltd., KinderWorld Group, Vietnamese Business Association in Bulgaria... Some projects have been implemented in Cua Viet tourist - service area, Cua Tung - Cua Viet coastal tourist area, Tra Loc ecological tourist area… that promises to improve the basic infrastructure for tourism.
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Early morning at My Thuy beach (Photo by Trinh Hoang Tan)
Quang Tri aims to develop tourism based on four key areas: Dong Ha area will develop accommodation and tourist transshipment; Khe Sanh - Lao Bao area will focus on historical-revolutionary tourism, border trade and transit tourism; The area of Cua Tung - Cua Viet - Con Co - Vinh Moc will conduct sea tourism, historical-revolutionary tourism; and finally the area of Quang Tri Ancient Citadel - Southeast Economic Zone will develop historical-revolutionary tourism, and business service tourism.
Quang Tri is attracting the investors by “red carpet” with clear and transparent policies, clean land met the requirements of scale and location; moreover, these advantages also included available potentials of geographic location, diversified nature and proud history and long-term culture; especially, Quang Tri has a strong internal force that comes from the local people with the desire for changing this sunny and windy land to better one in the central region.
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The senior officials and enterprises in East-North Thailand visited and worked in Quang Tri
(Photo by Nguyen Hai Quang)
The author would like to get the speech on Investment and Tourism Promotion Conference 2016 delivered by Mr. Nguyen Van Hung, member of Central Party Committee, Secretary of Quang Tri provincial Party Committee as the conclusion for this article: "We sincerely invite and be ready to cooperate with all the entrepreneurs, businessmen, investors who have been being interested in the potential, advantages and aspirations of Quang Tri for more and more growing to catch up with the provinces in region. With breakthroughs in thinking, acting, administrative reforming, investment environment improving, we strongly commit that the entrepreneurs, businessmen, investors will be effectively supported. With this political will, we believe that Quang Tri is deserved to receive the opportunity to transform itself into a new stage on the basis of inheriting the achievements gained by many generations, which is converged on knowledge, dedication, interest by the investors as well as kind friends being grateful to the heroic land of Quang Tri.”
 This article is posted at Vietnam Tourism Golden Pages in 2017
Translator: Ngo Thi Minh Phuong

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