The unsatisfactory figures were attributable to the Lunar New Year holiday and the Covid-19 epidemic that have affected the travel of foreign investors as well as their decisions in developing new investment projects and expanding existing projects in Việt Nam, it said.
Hạ Long City of the northern coastal province of Quảng Ninh plans to spend more than VNĐ2.5 trillion (US$107 million) on transport infrastructure this year.
The Central provinces are working on new promotions to revive the tourism industry which has been hit by the new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The group is trying to turn the area at the foot of Long Biên Bridge, which is mostly frequented by homeless people and scrap-iron dealers, into an attractive spot for local youths and tourists.
The national tourism sector is looking at ways to rebound in the second quarter of the year with strategies to promote growth after the COVID-19 epidemic subsides.