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Accounting for 70% of tourism activities in Vietnam, sea and island tourism is one of the country’s most popular types, attracting more foreign tourists each year.

Phu Quoc launches campaign against plastic waste

A campaign to promote the fight against plastic waste and release of aquatic species to the nature was launched in Phu Quoc island district of the southern province of Kien Giang on June 8.


Solutions needed to save Duong Dong River and keep Phu Quoc clean

The Duong Dong River, the main water supply for Phu Quoc Island in southern Kien Giang Province, has been reportedly suffered ecological death after being seriously polluted for years, according to Tuổi trẻ (Youth) newspaper.

Phu Quoc night market – a paradise for foodaholic

While the restaurants of Phu Quoc Island are a delight with their wide range of fresh seafood, no trip to the Kien Giang Province locality would be complete without sampling street food at the night market at the heart of Duong Dong Town.

Discover world-class cuisine with Michelin-starred chef at JW Marriott Phu Quoc

Enjoy the luxurious stay with Michelin star dining experience at the theatrical beachfront restaurant…all these utmost experiences make JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay become a must-visit place during the upcoming holiday time (April 30th-May 1st).

Phu Quoc seeks to become Vietnam's first island city

The authorities of Kien Giang Province has signed a petition that was then sent to the government on establishing Phu Quoc city on the basis of the existing Phu Quoc Island district, with one island and 21 other islets. 


Islands in Vietnam struggle to deal with ‘mountains’ of waste

VietNamNet Bridge - Many islands in Vietnam suffer from serious pollution, but no solution has been found to solve the problem.

Big players arrive, warming up Phu Quoc property market

VietNamNet Bridge - Most big real estate developers are heading for Phu Quoc Island, where the first casino open to Vietnamese has begun operating. 

Phu Quoc Island cracks down on exploitation of natural resources

 VietNamNet Bridge – Authorities in Phu Quoc Island are strengthening oversight and protection of natural resources like sand and stone and cracking down on violators.

A wild ride at Phu Quoc’s third Epizode festival

 VietNamNet Bridge – On one of Phu Quoc’s many beatiful beaches, thousands of ravers from across the world dance the morning, afternoon and night away to world-class dance music. Peter Cowan reports from Epizode festival.

Enjoy a 5-star vacation in Phu Quoc for only VND1.8 million/night

VietNamNet Brigde - On the occasion of the New Year 2019, the 5-star resort hotel Premier Residences Phu Quoc Emerald Bay has launched an attractive incentive program for travelers who book rooms from now until January 31, 2019.

Phu Quoc waste treatment project to be revoked

 VietNamNet Bridge – Residents in Kien Giang Province have asked Phu Quoc Economic Zone Management Board to take away the licence of a waste treatment centre that is causing headaches for them.

Vietnam enhances protection of rare sea turtles

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam's sea turtles are currently under serious threat, largely caused by human activities.

Hanoi’s tycoons incur big losses because of speculation deals in SEZs

Real estate transactions in Van Don and Bac Van Phong, reserved to become SEZs in the future, have become frozen. 

Kien Giang Police to investigate the missing of red book certificates

Authorities in Kien Giang Province have been tasked to coordinate with the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment to retrieve 1,029 original land use rights certificates reportedly missing 

Kien Giang cracks down on violators of land-use regulations

The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang’s People’s Committee has instructed inspection teams to impose severe fines on violators of laws on construction, land subdivision, and illegal deforestation.

Red carpet, tax incentives not enough for SEZ: experts

Phu Quoc, Van Don and Bac Van Phong, in order to develop into powerful SEZs, need to have an outstanding business environment and new institutional policies, experts say.

SEZs still on paper, but land prices continue to escalate

VietNamNet Bridge - More than half of the investors seeking to buy land on Phu Quoc Island and areas to be used as special economic zones (SEZ) in the future are from the north and Hanoi.

Phu Quoc Island sees even more investment as it prepares for SEZ

An international airport, seaport system, road traffic and good infrastructure are attracting investment in Phu Quoc. Hundreds of trillion of dong have been poured into the island which will be an SEZ (specialized economic zone) in the near future.

Vietnam makes effort to protect coral reefs

VietNamNet Bridge - Up to 25 percent of marine species reside under coral reefs, many of which have been damaged.