Can Gio district aims to become an eco-urban area | Ho Chi Minh City


HCMC Mass Mobilization Commission chief Nguyen Huu Hiep speaks at the event.

In addition, the strategic projects that have been approved by the city authorities are expected to strongly attract investments to stimulate economic and social development, in particular the key projects of the Can Gio Sea Recovery Tourist Urban Area Project, the Can Gio Bridge, an upgrade from Rung Sac Road, Can Gio-Vung Tau Ferry Port.

Addressing the event, the head of the HCMC Mass Mobilization Commission, Nguyen Huu Hiep, called on Can Gio to shift the economic structure to trade in agricultural industry services, promote the potentials of maritime economy and tourism and to make tourism a key industry of the district.

Among the important tasks are the construction of rural areas of a new style and the construction of a strong maritime border area, he added.

On June 12, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc welcomed a project to extend the coastal urban area of ​​Can Gio for tourism purposes from 600 hectares to 2,870 hectares at an estimated cost of 10 billion dollars.

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has approved a detailed 1: 5,000 scale zoning plan for the Can Gio urban tourism zone. The sea recovery project covering an area of ​​2,870 hectares is located in a low-lying coastal area in Long Hoa commune, Can Thanh city. City authorities have asked relevant agencies and investors to focus on studying and initiating climate change adaptation measures when planning and implementing the project.

In addition, the projects of the 3.4 km Can Gio Bridge over the Soai Rap River connecting the Can Gio district to the city center, an upgrade of the Rung Sac road, a high-speed boat service connecting the quay Bach Dang from HCMC and Can Gio district, and neighboring Vung from Tau town; A helicopter charter service carrying visitors from the city center to Can Gio, a 17 km sea bridge between Can Gio and Vung Tau, is expected to be carried out in the coming days.

The coastal district is about 50 km from the city center. Can Gio is a coastal suburban district adjacent to Dong Nai, Vung Tau Province to the east, Long An, and Tien Giang Province to the west. Stretching for 20 km along the coastline, local populations therefore depend mainly on aquaculture, coastal fishing, salt production, forest management and tourism services to generate income.

The area offers tourist attractions for visitors, such as Monkey Island, Hang Duong Seafood Market, Vam Sat Ecological Tourist Area, Rung Sac (Sac Forest) classified by UNESCO as a World Reserve. of the biosphere in Vietnam and the ancient site of Giong Ca Vo dating back 2500-3000 years. Can Gio is also well known for the annual Nghinh Ong (Whale Worship) festival which is recognized as National Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2013 by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Can Gio district aims to become an eco-urban area ảnh 2 HCMC Mass Mobilization Commission Head Nguyen Huu Hiep congratulates the 12th Congress of the Can Gio District Party Committee for the 2020-2025 term.
Can Gio district aims to become an eco-urban area ảnh 3
Can Gio district aims to become an eco-urban area ảnh 4 HCMC Mass Mobilization Commission chief Nguyen Huu Hiep speaks at the event.
Can Gio district aims to become an eco-urban area ảnh 5 HCMC Mass Mobilization Commission leader Nguyen Huu Hiep and Can Gio District People’s Committee Chairman Le Minh Dung offer flowers to heroic Vietnamese mothers.

By Manh Hoa – Translated by Kim Khanh


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