Aviation, tourism to spur central Vietnam's economic development

Experts all agree that the development of the aviation industry with more airports and air routes put has helped change the central region.

Tran Van Trien, director of Phu Cat Airport in Binh Dinh province, said Phu Cat will receive international flights beginning inSeptember. Three airlines have carried out surveys to prepare for flights there.

Aviation, tourism to spur central Vietnam's economic development

Tourism will spur the central region's economic development


According to Ho Quoc Dung, chair of Binh Dinh province, the opening of more international flights will better satisfy people’s travel demand and boost the local economy.

The number of travelers to Binh Dinh has increased by 15 percent per annum. 

The Da Nang International Airport is the destination for 31 international and 11 domestic air routes.Four more routes to Taiwan, Indonesia, South Korea and China are expected to be put into operation in the second half of the year.

The Da Nang International Airport is the destination for 31 international and 11 domestic air routes.

 

Four more routes to Taiwan, Indonesia, South Korea and China are expected to be put into operation in the second half of the year.


In Thua Thien-Hue, the provincial authorities have allocated clean land to the investor to prepare for upgrading and expansion of Phu Bai Airport to receive 5 million passengers in a project capitalized at VND2.2 trillion.

Vietravel, a well known travel firm, is moving ahead with its plan to set up Vietravel Airlines headquartered in Hue City.

Meanwhile, Quang Binh provincial authorities have proposed to upgrade Dong Hoi Airport to better serve the increasingly high number of international passengers to the famous tourism destination.

In Quang Nam province, deputy chair Le Tri Thanh said authorities have asked ministries and branches to help settle problems to develop Chu Lai Airport. Under the plan, Chu Lai will become the largest transport and aviation service center in the region with 5 million passengers and 4.1 million tons of cargo.

Developing tourism

Da Nang has become an attractive destination for tourists, thanks to the more open policies on aviation.

Phan Xuan Anh, chair of Du Ngoan Viet Travel, commented that tourism has created a young new face to the central region’s land strip, while local people have earned high incomes thanks to the development of tourism. Once tourism prospers, local traditional craft villages can also revive.

Binh Dinh is a typical example. Eo Gio, 25 kilometers off the central area of Quy Nhon City, is considered to have the most beautiful sunset in Vietnam, and is popular with visitors.

Kim Chi 

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