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Quang Tri expands trade, investment and tourism promotion

In possession of historical and cultural traits and natural landscapes, Quang Tri Province"s tourism sector is still far from its full growth potential. Nguyen Duc Tan, Director of the Quang Tri Investment, Trade and Tourism Promotion Agency (IPA Quang Tri), speaks to Bao Quang Tri (Quang Tri Newspaper) reporter about how the province makes the best of its advantages to lure a stronger inflow of private investment and propel cross-province socio-economic development.

Quang Tri expands trade, investment and tourism promotion

Nguyen Duc Tan, Director of the Quang Tri Investment, Trade and Tourism Promotion Agency

Can you make a brief of the resources in the province and how do you plan to attract investors?

Throughout the long history of Vietnam, now Quang Tri Province is home to more than 500 historical and cultural relics as well natural landscapes, such as Cua Viet and Cua Tung beaches, Con Co Island, Ru Linh primary forest, and the Sac Tu Tinh Quang Pagoda. These attractive destinations are well-preserved and popular with both domestic and foreign visitors, labeling our province as “The province in memory of war and desire for peace”, “The gateway to the East-West Economic Corridor”, “The Central Region”s path of heritages“, as well as part of the”Legendary Ho Chi Minh trail". Featuring those resources, the province has promising potential to bolster tourism development and business investment.

In addition to historical relics, we have recently launched a green tourism model in Huong Hoa District, taking nature as the center for sustainable travel. The model, meeting the Forest Stewardship Council“s standards, is now adopted in Hung Phuc Commune”s Chenh Venh Village. Furthermore, Huong Hoa District has established a wind power center in the last two years as part of the province"s strategy for energy investment, providing a good place for visitors to have new experiences. Moreover, the district has many homestay and farm stay facilities, drawing thousands of visitors.

The IPA Quang Tri has advised the provincial authorities to develop plans for investment and tourism. The provincial People"s Council has issued several policies to preserve and renovate historical and cultural relics in the province during 2022-2025, and disburse some VND72 billion (US$3 million) to attract and support businesses to invest in local tourism during 2022-2030. The province will strive to make tourism one of the economic spearheads in 2025, which will drive our economic restructuring to success and boost our growth in the future.

Can you share some of the ideas?

We have opened many channels to lure investment and promote tourism by highlighting local brands and images to domestic and international markets. The promotion is done on digital platforms and social media networks such as Facebook, Zalo, YouTube, and authorities“websites. We have also published more posts and articles on our portal at ipa.quangtri.gov.vn, and enhanced our activities on Facebook fanpages and groups like”Visit Quang Tri“and”Checkin Quang Tri", as well as Zalo page Du lich Quang Tri (Quang Tri tourism). We now have more than 10,900 followers on Facebook fanpage Visit Quang Tri, and more than 23,000 members in Facebook group Checkin Quang Tri.

Quang Tri expands trade, investment and tourism promotion

Hanoi travelers visit Ta Puong 3 fall in Huong Hoa District"s Huong Viet Commune. Photo: Tu Linh

Besides, we have linked and partnered with other provinces in the Central Coastal region and across the country to better advertise our tourism. Recently, the provincial People"s Committee has reached partnership agreements with four other neighboring localities of Quang Nam, Danang, Thua Thien Hue and Quang Binh, and collaborated with Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and provinces in the northern area of the Central Coastal region. These partnerships will find a collective strength to promote and develop the national tourism industry.

Notably, the IPA Quang Tri and the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism have consulted the provincial People"s Committee to establish a cooperative relationship with the Saigontourist Group in 2023-2025. Accordingly, the two sides will co-work to organize and promote both inbound and outbound travel and improve the quality of the tourism labor force.

In addition, the agency has assisted the province in better connection with the media and updated the information on local destinations. Moreover, we have organized promoting conferences and designed bilingual videos in French, English, and Japanese to spread the image of the province more and more.

What are activities being promoted to boost Quang Tri"s tourism?

Quang Tri Province authorities are working with foreign embassies in Vietnam to advertise the province“s values as part of the officials” business trips. We are also calling for private investors and corporations to come and set up their hospitality and tourism operations at the Quang Tri Southeast Economic Zone, Trung Chi and Khe May lakes in Dong Ha City, Ba Voi eco-friendly tourism site, Ta Puong Fall, and Con Co Island, as well as encourage the development of sustainable agro-tourism in the province.

IPA Quang Tri and its officials are always willing and well-prepared to accompany businesses and investors. We are committed to providing the services at their expectations and pledge to offer long-term, consistent support for their sustainable, efficient business operations.

Thank you!

Tu Linh – Huy Anh


Tu Linh – Huy Anh

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