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Koi carp tours reel in tourists

Update: April, 28/2015 - 07:11
HCM CITY  (VNS) — An unusual form of tourism is making a splash in HCM City's Cu Chi District- Koi carp tours.

Viet Nam's first ornamental carp tourism model was officially unveiled at Hai Thanh Koi Farm in the district's Trung An Commune. The farm is one of the largest enterprises breeding the Japanese Koi carp in Viet Nam, with a capacity of 100,000 fish. After decades of research, the farm now produces high quality Koi worth thousands of dollars in foreign markets.

According to the Head of HCM City's Fishery Department, Tran Dinh Vinh, Koi fish production holds huge economic potential, with HCM City already earning US$20 million from Koi exports.

Covering an area of 12 hectares, Hai Thanh Farm will diversify its tourism model in a bid to become an interesting destination in the southern city's river tourism sector. Deputy Chairman of Cu Chi district People's Committee Nguyen Viet Dung, said the province has plans for developing 4,650 hectares of riverside for local tourism, which will affect eight communes. — VNS

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