CA MAU (VNS) — The Dat Mui Tourism Area in Ngoc Hien District of Ca Mau Province has set a target to receive at least 500,000 tourists this year, including 50,000 international ones, doubling the figure of last year, according to the Ngoc Hien District authority.
Dat Mui is widely known as the southernmost area of Viet Nam and the most attractive tourism destination in the province.
To better serve tourists, the local government has invested VND60 billion (US$2.67 million) in more than 10 projects to develop transport infrastructure system, hotels, restaurants, entertainment services and others.
A road linking Nam Can District and Dat Mui commune in Ngoc Hien district —the last section of National Highway 1A running from the northern mountainous province of Lang Son to Ca Mau — will open for traffic in the first quarter.
Nguyen Truong Giang, Ngoc Hien District Party Committee Secretary, said the province this year would invest in many large projects in the district, including Hon Khoai deep-water seaport and Khai Long wind power projects, which are expected to help the district's tourism sector.
Discovered at the end of the 17th century, Dat Mui is home to mangrove forests featuring a plethora of birds, wild animals and fish as well as other untouched landscapes.
The area received about 150,000 visitors a year since 2010. Last year, it welcome 250,000 visitors, earning a revenue of VND100 billion. — VNS