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New investment to give Thanh Khê beach a tourism makeover

Update: February, 16/2018 - 09:00
Thanh Khê beach in Đà Nẵng City. The city plans to develop the beach as a favourite summer beach destination. — VNS Photo Công Thành
Viet Nam News

ĐÀ NẴNG — A fund of VNĐ46 billion (US$2 million) has been allocated for the development of public beaches and coastal tourism service in Thanh Khê District, which aims to become an attractive beach destination just behind tourist-favourite pristine Mỹ Khê in Sơn Trà Peninsula.

Thanh Khê District’s Party Committee secretary, Nguyễn Thanh Quang, told Việt Nam News that the 9km long beach improvement project is scheduled to begin in the second quarter this year in hosting a summer holiday this June.

Thanh said the fund will help improve beach service, rescue, public beach cleaning, beach sport recreation, surfing, paragliding, water-skiing, sewage treatment and night beach area.

The beach in Thanh Khê District has yet to lure tourists due to poor investment in coastal accommodation, tourism service, entertainment centres and transit connections.

Đà Nẵng has 11 public beaches, but only Mỹ Khê beach has been the most favourite public site in summer with convenient service and good infrastructure investment.

The Mikazuki hotel Group from Japan will become the biggest investor in Thanh Khê District when it committed to spend more than $100 million to build a water park and five-star hotel on the beach in the district in 2018.

Đà Nẵng also has planned An Thượng quarter in coastal Ngũ Hành Sơn District as the first tourism area catering to late-night shopping and entertainment.

In 2015, the city launched its first downtown shopping centre running down a 1.1km section of Lê Duẩn Street, and a night food centre in Huỳnh Thúc Kháng Street.

Đà Nẵng hosted 6.6 million tourists, of which 2.3 million were foreigners, in 2017.

However, the city has lacked international-standard night entertainment services for tourists who are spending long vacations. — VNS

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