The Institute for Tourism Development Research is working to complete a project on Cuu Long (Mekong) River Delta tourism development and submit it to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism by October, said Pham Trung Luong, deputy director of the institute.
In 2013, over 1.6 million foreign tourists visited the Mekong Delta, only 8.5 per cent of the total number of foreign tourists to Viet Nam. The revenue from tourism totalled VND51 billion (2.4 million), accounting for 2.7 per cent of the national figure.
According to the Viet Nam Tourism Administration, the region has not been an attractive destination because it has no signature products and has not paid attention to tourists' needs.
THOI BAO KINH TE VIET NAM (VIETNAM ECONOMIC TIMES)
City to offer Tet support to workers
HCM City is preparing to launch three programmes to support workers during next year's Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, according to the city's Steering Federation of Labour.
The programmes include presenting gifts to needy workers, giving free coach tickets for workers to return to their hometowns, and organising meetings among workers who have no opportunity to return home for Tet.
During Tet 2014, the city's labour unions handed out 28,738 free tickets, and presented gifts to over 545,140 workers. All tickets and gifts were valued at more than VND385 billion (US$18.3 million).
NGUOI LAO DONG (THE LABOURER)
Khanh Hoa helps fishermen build boats
The Khanh Hoa Province's Department of Exploitation and Protection of Fisheries Resources announced on Thursday that 268 fishermen in Nha Trang, Cam Ranh and Ninh Hoa Town registered for loans from the Government low-interest credit programme to build new boats.
The provincial People's Committee has approved the fishermen's requests to build six ironclad ships and 24 composite ones. Total capital is VND350 billion ($16.6 million).
LAO DONG (LABOUR)
Mekong Delta holds industry and trade fair
More than 400 enterprises in Mekong Delta took part in the Industry and Trade Fair for the Mekong Delta Region, which opened in Kien Giang Province's Rach Gia City on Wednesday.
The six-day event showcased 400 stalls providing quality products and services of various fields, including agriculture and fishery, food, banks and fashion.
The fair, organised by the Ministry of Industry and Fair and the province, aims to create opportunities for regional enterprises to promote their business.
DAU TU (VIETNAM INVESTMENT REVIEW)