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    Council Established to Boost Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta Tourism Cooperation

    11/26/2019 1:38:34 AM
     At a meeting in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu today, November 20, as parat of the Bac Lieu Culture-Tourism Week, Bac Lieu chairman Duong Thanh Trung said that the official ceremony to sign an  agreement on the council's establishment would be held in mild-December.
    Cao Xuan Thu Van, director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said the councill will be responsible for studying and proposing and solutions to bolster tourism cooperation between Ho Chi Minh City and the 13 Mekong Delta provinces in the 2020-2021 period.
    The concil will also handle obstacles to tourism development, which are beyond the Jurisdiction of the local tourism departments.
    It set targets to upgrade existing tourism destinations in both Ho Chi Minh and the Mekong Delta and launch at least three new tours connecting Ho Chi Minh and delta.
    In addition, the council will call for investment in toutism and traffic infrastructure projects and will execute tourism promotion programs.
    An assisting group for the council will also be set up. Its main jobs are to offer consulting services and conduct cooperation programs as directed by the concil; it will also inform or consult with leaders of localities'tourism sectors on common issues.
    Tran Hung Viet, chairman of the Ho Chi Minh Tourism Assocuciation, proposed adding tourism human resources traning programs to the cooperation plan between Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta á the demand for tourism development has grown, while the quality of tourism manpower reamains poor.

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