The northern mountainous province of Bac Kan has promoted investment attraction in tourism over recent years in order to boost its tourism industry and potential and gradually turn tourism into a spearhead economic sector.
A corner of Ba Be Lake in Bac Kan province. (Photo: baobackan.com.vn)
The 12th Provincial Party Congress for the 2020 – 2025 term identified one of its four key tasks as increasing investment attraction to tourism and industry, with the focus on the Ba Be lake tourist site, making it a spearhead economic sector.
The Bac Kan Provincial Party Committee issued Resolution No. 18 on August 12, 2021 on Bac Kan tourism development in the 2021 – 2025 period, with a vision to 2030.
Accordingly, the province strives to turn the Ba Be tourist area into a national tourist site and the Nam Cut lake tourist site into a provincial tourist site with annual tourism revenue of more than VND1 trillion (US$43.8 million).
The resolution expects to attract strategic investors and experienced enterprises to invest in complex tourist service sites and large-scale tourism projects, especially accommodation establishments, entertainment complexes, and high-class resorts while encouraging start-up enterprises and diversified tourism services and products suitable with local strengths.
To realise the resolution of the Provincial Party Congress, the Provincial People's Committee issued an action plan, solidifying goals and solutions on local tourism development with special attention being paid to investment attraction in this field.
The province will focus on the planning of key tourist areas in line with provincial planning for the 2021 – 2030 period and plans on the preservation and restoration of the ATK Cho Don special national relic and Ba Be lake tourism site, amongst others.
The Bac Kan Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has also provided advice to the Provincial People's Committee on the plan to promote Bac Kan tourism, typical tourism products, and the application of information technology in smart tourism in the province in the 2021 - 2025 period.
The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has also participated in fostering local tourism at investment promotion conferences and connecting local tourism with other provinces and cities across the country.
The department has also organised inter-regional tours, provided training for human resources and acquired management experience in this field.
According to the Bac Kan Department of Planning and Investment, by the end of July 2021, the province granted an investment certificate to the Mo Viet Joint Stock Company to implement an agricultural project in combination with eco-tourism in Cho Don district.
In addition, the Provincial People's Committee has given the nod to a number of investors to study and invest in large tourism projects in Ba Be, Cho Don and Cho Moi including Onsen Fuji Service Travel JSC, Sun Group, FLC Group, Truong Thanh Vietnam Group JSC, Son Hai Construction and Service JSC, Green Global JSC and others.
The Bac Kan Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism together with other departments and localities are trying to create the most favourable conditions for investors to launch tourism projects.
With synchronous solutions in addition to advantages and great potential, the tourism sector of Bac Kan province is destined for great breakthroughs in the future.