To gradually make tourism a spearhead economic sector, the Party Committee and authorities at all levels in Bac Giang province are exerting all available resources for synchronous, professional, modern and focused tourism development investment to speed up economic restructuring, employment and livelihood improvement.
Releasing potential and strengths
Bac Giang has a lot of scenic spots, historical sites and unique tourism products. By unlocking its potential and strengths, the province has successfully built and utilized four main tourism products: (1) Cultural - spiritual tourism; (2) ecological - leisure tourism; (3) golfing tourism, entertainment and recreation; and (4) pro-community tourism, countryside and agriculture associated with OCOP products and high-quality services. In particular, golf tourism and cultural - spiritual tourism, coupled with restoration and promotion of the "Walking path on the footprint of the Buddha of Truc Lam Yen Tu Zen Sect, will be two outstanding and unique tourism products of Bac Giang province in the near future.
The province has continuously invested and built tourist zones and spots. In addition to State budget, the province has attracted six tourism development projects with a total investment fund of over VND2,545 billion, including Tay Yen Tu eco-spiritual tourist area (VND91.486 billion); a hotel construction project in Song Khe commune, Bac Giang City (VND39.7 billion); a Bac Ha Yen Tu rest facility in Tuan Mai commune, Son Dong district (VND35.9 billion); Sun Resort in Ham Long village, Yen Lu commune, Yen Dung district (VND40 billion); Khe Hang Dau ecological zone in Nham Son commune, Yen Dung district (VND497.7 billion); and a smart hotel complex and commercial service center on Nguyen Van Cu Street, Bac Giang City (VND450 billion).
Mr. Tran Minh Ha, Director of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said that some projects are in operation, including Tay Yen Tu ecological - spiritual tourism site, Truc Lam Phuong Hoang Zen Monastery, roads and infrastructure outside Bo Da Pagoda in Viet Yen district, Xuong Giang victory relic site and Uncle Ho Teachings to Police Monument.
Besides, investors are actively carrying out three tourism development investment projects: (1) Viet Yen Golf Course in Huong Mai and Trung Son communes, Viet Yen district; (2) Bac Giang Golf Course and Resort in Chu Dien, Kham Lang and Yen Son communes, Luc Nam district; and (3) Khe Hang Dau ecological zone in Nham Son commune, Yen Dung district. In the coming time, FLC Group and Vingroup will respectively invest in two major tourism projects in Khuon Than Lake, Luc Ngan district and Nham Bien Mountain Range, Yen Dung district. These projects, once in operation, will not only give a new face to Bac Giang tourism, but also facilitate economic restructuring, employment and livelihood improvement.
Fostering connectivity, sustainability
Expanding the interconnectivity of tour routes inside and outside the province is advocated by the Provincial Party Committee and the Provincial People's Committee. The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, at the same time, pays special attention to expanding links and boosting international tourism integration. The province regularly organized seminars on tourism product development; and opened the Smart Tourism Portal to apply digital technology and enhance interaction between authorities, tourist areas and visitors.
Currently, Bac Giang province is effectively operating tourist routes: Hanoi - Bac Giang - Yen Dung - Luc Nam - Luc Ngan - Son Dong. Hai Duong Provincial Party Committee and Bac Giang Provincial Party Committee signed a memorandum of understanding on tourism and culture development cooperation in 2020-2025 under which the Provincial People's Committee issued an action program to carry out this cooperation. Besides, Bac Giang is implementing tourism development cooperation between Ho Chi Minh City and Northeast provinces (Bac Kan, Bac Giang, Cao Bang, Lang Son, Thai Nguyen, Tuyen Quang, Vinh Phuc and Quang Ninh).
In addition to promoting linkage and building a tourism brand for Bac Giang, the province pays constant attention to and advocates attracting large tourism investors by creating an attractive environment and policies.
The province always prioritizes financial support solutions for community tourism development, creates favorable conditions for people to directly participate in tourism business and benefit from it, and introduces preferential policies for tourism development promulgated by the Central Government, Ha said. In addition, the province organizes many dialogues to support and remove difficulties for tourism businesses, investors, organizations and individuals; and reviews administrative procedures to reduce the time required for settlement, particularly those in relation with investment, land and tax.
“Tourism services are expected to enable economic growth of Bac Giang province in 2021 - 2025. By making the most of natural strengths and preferential investment conditions to build abundant and sustainable tourism products, Bac Giang will become a center of cultural, historical and ecological tourism that matches its potential strengths in the near future,” he affirmed.
Source: Vietnam Business Forum