The southernmost province of Ca Mau plans to invest some VND3 trillion (US$143.5 million) to turn Hon Khoai (Khoai Island) into an eco-tourism site.
A 20km bridge linking the island with the mainland will be built at a cost of more than VND1 trillion, besides restaurants, hotels, and entertainment centres.
Provincial authorities are considering investors for the project, hoping to start work by the end of this year.
Khoai Island is made up of five islets – including Hon Sao, Hon Doi Moi, Hon Da Le, and Hon Tuong. It is covered by pristine forests that contain hundreds of rare species of fauna and flora. — VNS