Mekong Delta to become No.1 riverside destination in Asia
11:17 | 14/11/2018

VGP –The Novaland Group, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and leaders of the Mekong Delta provinces of Dong Thap, Ben Tre and An Giang consented to launch the Mekong Delta tourism development in response to climate change project targeting to become No. 1 riverside destination in Asia.

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The BCG estimated that by 2030, 13 localities in the Mekong Delta will gain tourism revenue of US$3.6 billion, attract 19 million visitors (30% of whom are foreigners), three times higher than the present figure and create around 300,000 jobs. 

The Mekong Delta is expected to become an attractive destination in the region, Asia and the wider world. 

The BCG suggested launching specific action plans to upgrade transport infrastructure for developing tourism such as upgrading and constructing waterways, opening 20 international air routes from Can Tho City and upgrading highways to shorten travel time between localities under two hours. 

The BCG also proposed developing signature tourism for the Mekong Delta provinces such as Dong Thap as the Kingdom of lotus and crane, An Giang as the Paradise of scenic landscapes and heritages and Ben Tre as the Kingdom of coconut. 

By Thuy Dung

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