BÌNH THUẬN – The Bình Thuận Province People’s Committee has approved a proposal by local company Trường An Construction to build an industrial cluster in Mũi Né.
The 23.86ha cluster in the beach city of Phan Thiết will serve as a seafood processing hub for the south-central province and also encourage traditional local vocations like anchovy processing and fish sauce production.
When it opens, small-scale and household processors scattered around beaches and resorts will be moved into it.
Setting up a cluster is part of authorities’ efforts to monitor the quality of seafood products and protect the coastal environment to boost tourism.
Bình Thuận is one of the country’s biggest seafood producers with around 52-thousand square kilometres of traditional fishing grounds.
The province also has a rapidly growing beach tourism industry.
The number of international visitors to the province increased by 20 per cent year-on-year in the first two months. — VNS