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Quảng Ninh inspects construction in Bái Tử Long Bay

Update: May, 30/2017 - 16:36
Bái Tử Long was recognised as the 38th ASEAN Heritage Park last year. — Photo
Viet Nam News

QUẢNG NINH — Quảng Ninh Province People’s Committee on Monday asked relevant agencies to verify reports by local media on illegal construction of resorts on islets in Bái Tử Long Bay.

Accordingly, the chairmen of Cẩm Phả City People’s Committee and Vân Đồn District People’s Committee were asked to work with relevant agencies to verify the reported information, identify illegal construction sites and deliver timely punishment.

In cases violations were detected, responsibilities of organisations and individuals related to the violations were to be reported to the province’s People’s Committee and the media by June 20.

Earlier, local media reported on the construction of a swimming pool, green area, 30-room resort, a wooden villa and a restaurant on Nêm Islet.

On Bánh Sữa Island, some 20 minutes by boat from Cái Rồng Port , there are about 20 rooms that serve as accommodation for tourists. In addition, tourism attractions such as a beach, playing ground, kayaking, karaoke and yoga are also available.

Workers on the island said that it cost visitors VNĐ1.5 million per person per night to stay on the island. Visitors had to pay to travel by boat from Cái Rồng Port to the island and pay for using other services.

Meanwhile, new resorts have also been developed on other islands in Bái Tử Long Bay, including Thẻ Vàng, Cống Chậu and Cống Tây, according to local media.

Bái Tử Long Bay and Hạ Long Bay form an impressive scenery of sea and islands. During the 27th meeting of the ASEAN Senior Officials on Environment in 2016, Bái Tử Long was officially endorsed as the 38th ASEAN Heritage Park. — VNS

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