Phu Quoc

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All three special economic zones (SEZs) Vietnam plans to set up – Phu Quoc, Bac Van Phong and Van Don – will give priority to services, tourism and integrated entertainment with casinos. 

How special should be Vietnam’s special economic zones?

Though experts all agree that SEZs must be run with ‘special political institutions and outstanding policies’, they dare not ‘make a breakthrough’ and design regulations which go beyond the current legal framework.

Local authorities want dollars to be used in Phu Quoc SEZ

VietNamNet Bridge - Kien Giang provincial authorities’ proposal to allow the dollar to be used in Phu Quoc Special Economic Zone (SEZ) has stirred controversy.

Will Phu Quoc compete with British Virgin Islands?

VietNamNet Bridge - More than 2.26 million travelers visited Phu Quoc Island in the first nine months of 2017, an increase of 8.8 percent over the same period last year.

Part 1: The strong rise of Phu Quoc

VietNamNet Bridge - Phu Quoc Island in Kien Giang province, together with Van Don in Quang Ninh and Bac Van Phong in Khanh Hoa, has been chosen to develop a SEZ in the future.

Phu Quoc, Mui Ne among Asia’s most idyllic beaches

 Phu Quoc and Mui Ne beaches of Vietnam have been listed among 20 most idyllic beaches in Asia by CNN travel.

Investors warned about oversupply of condotels

VietNamNet Bridge - The supply of condotels has been soaring in the last few years and investors have been advised to think carefully before pouring money into the market segment.

Special Economic Zones: hopes and challenges

VietNamNet Bridge - Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung said three new special economic zones can attract at least $10 billion worth of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the next five years. 

Planting forests under the ocean

 VietNamNet Bridge – Under the influence of climate change and overexploitation, the amount of coral reefs worldwide, including in Phu Quoc District in the southern province of Kien Giang, have reduced significantly.

A fishing village on Jade Island far from the madding crowd

 VietNamNet Bridge – Going to the sea can offer more than swimming, sun bathing, cloud watching, seafood, and coconut water on crowded beaches.

Fish sauce market faces shakeup

VietNamNet Bridge - The VND11.3 trillion fish sauce market is facing confrontation between two camps – makers of industrial fish sauce and traditionally made fish sauce.

In pictures: Top eight destinations to travel during Tet holiday

Nha Trang, Da Lat and Phu Quoc are favourite destinations in Vietnam for tourists to go sightseeing, discover culture and taste food during the long Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.

Top 8 destinations in Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Cu Chi Tunnel, Mekong Delta region, Phu Quoc, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Mui Ne, Ha Long and Sapa are seen as favourite destination for foreign tourists coming to Vietnam,

80 percent of Phu Quoc real estate buyers are from Hanoi

Of nearly 1,000 real estate products, including land, beachfront villas and apartments sold on Phu Quoc Island so far, 80 percent have been sold to investors from Hanoi and 15 percent to buyers from HCM City, according to Savills Vietnam.

VinaPhone tests 4G services in Phu Quoc, HCM City

VietNamNet Bridge - VinaPhone subscribers on the islands of Phu Quoc and in HCM City can now use 4G services and pay charges for 3G services.

Phu Quoc authorities face market showdown anger

 Phu Quoc Island District’s authorities have taken the surprising decision to close one of the island’s few interesting evening tourist attractions.

Kien Giang demands Phu Quoc dredging stop

 Kien Giang authorities have urged the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and Navy to stop the export of sand mined by dredging Naval Port Zone 5 in Phu Quoc Island.

Beautiful, enchanting Paradise Pearl Island

 VietNamNet Bridge – Phu Quoc – the biggest island in Vietnam – is likened to a paradise pearl island and an ideal place to watch sunrise and sunset.

Vinpearl Safari Phu Quoc welcomes 200 rare animals

VietNamNet Bridge - The Vinpearl Safari Park on Phu Quoc Island, the first wildlife zoo in Vietnam, has just received 200 endangered animals of different species from various bio-geographic regions in the world.

Con Dao: Tips for the perfect island getaway in Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – Phu Quoc versus Con Dao. It's a debate that has long raged among expatriates looking to escape the hustle and bustle.