New project boosts Thua Thien-Hue tourism infrastructure
Update: Oct 30, 2018
Authorities in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue have approved a sub-project to develop tourism infrastructure in the locality.

The Meridian Gate, the main gate to the Hue Imperial City - a significant
tourism destination in Thua Thien - Hue

It is part of a tourism development project that supports comprehensive development in the Greater Mekong Sub-region.

Costing 8.05 million USD, of which 6.4 million USD is sourced from the Asian Development Fund (ADF), the sub-project aims to develop a sustainable, comprehensive and balanced tourism industry in line with the ASEAN tourism development strategy for 2016-2025. It will help boost Viet Nam’s tourism competitiveness, protect local natural and cultural heritages, and enhance the capacity of tourism management. 

The sub-project covers upgrading a 1.2km road linking the 1A National Highway to the south-west of Hon Chen, a spiritual destination on Huong River; building a drainage system and a 5,000sq.m car park; and building and upgrading five wharves on Huong River and two others in Tam Giang lagoon.  

It will also support the building of cross-country routes to connect destinations across the region, contributing to the comprehensive growth of countries along the regional economic corridor, particularly Viet Nam, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar.