On the morning of 30 October, Chairman of the city People’s Comittee Duong Anh Dien chaired a meeting on the end-of-term report on the overall planning for sustainable tourism development in Cat Ba Island up to 2025 with a vision to 2050. Standing Vice Chairman of the city People’s Committee Dan Duc Hiep, Deputy Chairman Le Khac Nam and representatives of relevant departments, agencies and localities also attended the meeting.
According to the report of the consulting units, the planning is aimed at an overall objective of devising orientations to develop Cat Ba Island to become a world-class “green” tourist destination, matching its position and potentials, making active contributions to the socio-economic development of the city, Cat Hai district and the development of Vietnam’s tourism until 2025 and vision toward 2050.
The project assesses resources and current status of Cat Ba’s tourism development and territory, at the same time figures out potentials, advantages, drawbacks and shortcomings in the development process which may impact the environment, urban and tourism of Cat Ba. On this fundament, the planning project for sustainable developmetn of Cat Ba Tourism will be built up with the vision “Cat Ba Archipelago should be preserved in order to achieve the goals of preserving the heritage values in tandem with ensuring livelihood values, guranteeing a better and more sustainale living standard for local community under the facilitation of sustainable tourism development”.
Delegates basically agreed with the structure and contents of the project, placed high value on tourism development solutions, and gave some suggestions to differentiate the specialities of Cat Ba tourism.
After hearing the opinions of the Standing Vice Chairman Dan Duc Hiep, Deputy Chairman Le Khac Nam and leaders of sectors, branches and localities, Chairman Duong Anh Dien affirmed the project for sustainable development of Cat Ba Archepelago is a dedicated and sophisticated research work which combines the knowledge of sciences and state management of Vietnam and the word; the project has found out the differences of Cat Ba Island and put forth the suitable development orientation. He suggested the consulting unit to collect comments and rapidly complete the project to submit to the city People’s Committee for approval.