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Lack of infrastructure blamed for stagnant tourism projects
  • | dtinews.vn | August 06, 2019 07:57 AM
The authorities in Quang Ngai Province are dealing with a number of stagnant tourism projects.


  

Land for a project by My Khe beach

There are 24 tourism projects in Quang Ngai Province that have been granted investment licenses. However, a majority of them have been stagnant.

The project on My Khe Beach invested by My Khe Vietnam Company covers 23.5 hectares with a total investment of VND824bn (USD35.5m). Due to financial difficulties, the project has been postponed since 2012. In 2018, My Khe Vietnam Company suggested transferring the project to My Khe Resort Company and the Department of Planning and Investment gave its approval.

The Anh Van eco-resort project invested by Truc Lam Company covers 14.8 hectares in Tinh Ky and Tinh Khe communes. It is divided into three phases from 2017 to 2018, 2018 to 2019 and 2019 to 2020. As of now, VND50bn (USD2.2m) has been disbursed but the investor is facing some difficulties in ground clearance.

The Land Development Centre and the Department of Natural Resources and Environment are reviewing the project and finding solutions before submitting the report to the Quang Ngai People's Committee.

Tran Thi My Ai, director of the Department of Planning and Investment, said since 2007 the provincial authorities have used the state budget and local budget to invest in infrastructure and call for more tourism investment. However, stagnant projects were caused by many factors.

"Investing into the infrastructure before or after calling for new tourism projects is still a problem," she said. "Potential projects are often located in places that lack proper infrastructure. Without good infrastructure, attracting new projects will be very difficult."

She also took responsibility for the lack of warnings to investors about quickly completing administrative procedures. Ai said she would urge the investors to make commitments to complete the projects as quick as possible.

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