VietNamNet Bridge – Quang Ninh Province People’s Committee on Monday asked relevant agencies to verify reports by local media on illegal construction of resorts on islets in Bai Tu Long Bay.


Bai Tu Long was recognised as the 38th ASEAN Heritage Park last year. — Photo

Accordingly, the chairmen of Cam Pha City People’s Committee and Van Don District People’s Committee were asked to work with relevant agencies to verify the reported information, identify illegal construction sites and deliver timely punishment.

In cases violations were detected, responsibilities of organisations and individuals related to the violations were to be reported to the province’s People’s Committee and the media by June 20.

Earlier, local media reported on the construction of a swimming pool, green area, 30-room resort, a wooden villa and a restaurant on Nem Islet.

On Banh Sua Island, some 20 minutes by boat from Cai Rong Port, there are about 20 rooms that serve as accommodation for tourists. In addition, tourism attractions such as a beach, playing ground, kayaking, karaoke and yoga are also available.

Workers on the island said that it cost visitors VND1.5 million per person per night to stay on the island. Visitors had to pay to travel by boat from Cai Rong Port to the island and pay for using other services.

Meanwhile, new resorts have also been developed on other islands in Bai Tu Long Bay, including The Vang, Cong Chau and Cong Tay, according to local media.

Bai Tu Long Bay and Ha Long Bay form an impressive scenery of sea and islands. During the 27th meeting of the ASEAN Senior Officials on Environment in 2016, Bai Tu Long was officially endorsed as the 38th ASEAN Heritage Park.


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