Danang authorities back Son Tra plan despite tourism group opposition
  • | nld, dtinews.vn | May 30, 2017 07:54 PM
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Danang People's Committee said on May 30 that they had submitted the report about Son Tra tourism development master plan to the prime minister.

In 2012, the city approved 25 projects with 18 are tourism development over 1,222 hectares of land. The decisions follow all procedures. They have given land transfer permits to 11 projects and three projects with 253 rooms have completed and put into operation.

Regarding the master plan, the local authorities said they had previously submitted a report to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism and didn't agree with Huynh Tan Vinh, chairman of Danang Tourism Association.


An on-going project of Bien Tien Sa Company

Vinh said they should not make any change and no more hotel and resort projects should be licensed on the peninsula as Danang City already had 600 hotels and some 20,000 guest rooms, which are enough to serve 15 million visitors a year.

However, according to Danang People's Committee, Danang has exactly a total of 21,324 rooms and welcomed nearly 2.6 million visitors last year. 50% of the rooms were always full. The city aims to welcome 15 million visitors in 2030 and it needs 58,000 rooms to achieve this goal. As of now, only some 253 rooms of several projects in Son Tra have been opened.

Talking about other proposals from Vinh including combining tourism development with environment conservation and forming an international biosphere reserve, Danang authorities said they would carry out the plan.

They emphasised that Son Tra needs a special mechanism to balance environmental issues with investment. They concluded that development plan should be continued in accordance with the Politburo's Resolution 33 about Danang City's development.

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