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|Chau Doc can leverage its vast cultural heritages to attract local and global tourists|
Sharing a border with Cambodia and accommodating both national and international border crossings that are convenient for road and waterway transport, Chau Doc holds a strategically important position for the development of its province An Giang and other neighbouring localities in the Mekong Delta region.
The transport connections between delta localities and other regional countries such as Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand are one of the province’s great advantages.
For years, Chau Doc has been well-known as a tourism city with an array of famous sites of high spiritual value such as Ba Chua Xu Temple, Tay An Pagoda, Thoai Ngoc Hau Royal Tomb, and the Vinh Te and Chau Phu communal houses, to name but a few. Its national-level ceremony to worship local goddess Ba Chua Xu was even recognised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism as an intangible national cultural heritage, helping Chau Doc receive over 4.5 million visitor arrivals every year.
Chau Doc is also connected to a string of tourism attractions in the region such as Cam Mountain, Tra Su Indigo Forest, Tuc Dup Hill, Cham Village, floating markets, and an authentic restaurant-hotel complex named Chau Giang. The city, therefore, has carved a spot for itself on the Mekong Delta’s tourism development map.
The city has been developing by leaps and bounds in recent years. A slew of domestic and foreign investors have landed investment projects in the city, mainly in trade, services, and tourism.
Due attention has been paid to promoting local tourism development. Major transport infrastructure works have been completed to ensure modern and seamless transport.
The construction of the city’s 14 main roads and central waste-water treatment system has been completed. The Chau Doc-Nui Sam backbone road was also completed. In addition, the city is about to commence the construction of Chau Doc Bridge.
Several major planning schemes have been approved, and are now ready to attract investors, such as plans on building a detour connecting Nui Sam Park, Bac Mieu Ba Resort, and the South Song Hau and South Cu Tri residential blocks.
A road connecting the Vinh Dong market residential block to National Highway 91’s bypass is also under intensive construction.
The prime minister has approved the master plan on the development of the national-level Nui Sam Resort in An Giang by 2025 with a vision towards 2030. In order to enable the resort to earn its national-level status, Chau Doc has been proactive in calling for investment into major tourism infrastructure projects serving the resort.
These projects involve upgrading and expanding a road leading to Nui Sam, upgrading and expanding road sections of the Nguyen Thi Minh Khai and Le Hong Phong roads, building a detour connecting it to Nui Sam Park, and more.
The city has also made efforts to leverage state budget capital and capital sources from various economic sectors to ensure effective exploitation of the distinct tourism advantages of the Nui Sam site.
With these favourable conditions, the city’s administration is set to turn tourism into a spearhead sector.
Efforts have been made to boost the implementation and the efficiency of investment projects, alongside making avail of business support and ensuring environmental sanitation, social order, and security, striving to turn Chau Doc into a modern, civilised, trade-tourism city of the future.
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