Binh Thuan ensures safety for tourism activities: The People’s Committee of the central coastal province of Binh Thuan has instructed relevant agencies and localities to ensure security, order, and safety for tourists in the province said a local official. Vice Chief of the Office of the People’s Committee Vo Thanh Huy said on June 12 that communication work has also been stepped up so that tourists will not be incited to participate in activities affecting security, and social order and safety. The provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has sent a document to the tourist association and notices to tourist accommodations and sites, asking them to reinforce security to absolutely protect property and life of holiday-makers on major tours in the locality. Security guards and firefighters have been increased to promptly deal with unexpected situations, ensuring safety for vacationers and assets of businesses. The south-central coastal province of Binh Thuan aims to develop sustainable tourism to become a national and regional tourism attraction. It has 192 kilometers coast with beautiful beaches, landscapes, clean environment, national historical – cultural relics and festivals. As of the end of 2017, the province had 390 tourism projects, worth 63.5 trillion VND (2.79 billion USD), covering 7,400 hectares. It is home to more than 300 tourist accommodations, with 11,000 rooms and over 500 villas and apartments for tourists. The locality expects to welcome around seven million tourists by 2020, contributing 10 percent to provincial GRDP.

Source: VNA

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