Businesses have poured trillions of dong into spiritual tourism projects, causing hundreds of hectares of forestland and rice fields to be cleared.
Chair of Hoa Binh province Bui Van Khanh has asked for the Prime Minister’s permission to change the purpose of using 47 hectares of rice field land and develop Lac Thuy ecological and spiritual tourism project on the land, in Phu Lao commune of Lac Thuy district.
Tam Chuc Pagoda in Ha Nam Province
|Businesses have poured trillions of dong into spiritual tourism projects, causing hundreds of hectares of forestland and rice fields to be cleared.|
The Lac Thuy Tourism Site project received approval from the Hoa Binh provincial authorities in November 2016. It has total investment capital of VND3 trillion, and covers 121 hectares of land, including 47 hectares of land now reserved for rice fields.
Meanwhile, 108 hectares of land are used for service complex which is expected to comprise of villas, casino and sailor’s club.
The Vietnam Environment Administration has advised members of the public, especially children, the elderly, pregnant women and those with respiratory diseases, to limit outdoor activities due to rising pollution.
Nguyen Trung Khanh, director general of the Vietnam Tourism Administration, talks to Vietnam Economic Times newspaper about his agency’s efforts to improve the tourism sector’s competitive advantages.
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