Quang Ninh – The northeastern coastal province of Quang Ninh has identified
that maintaining COVID-19-free zones, dubbed ‘green zones’, serves as a prerequisite
condition for tourism and services recovery in the new normal.
will gradually ease COVID-19 restrictions inside its boundary and only resume tourism
activities once it is safe to do so.
Quang Ninh will resume some tourism services serving only visitors from inside the province, while applying stringent
preventive measures towards a pilot programme of welcoming tourists from other
localities next month.
It is to set up links with its neighbour Hai Phong port city to open safe tours.
plan, Quang Ninh will build safe multi-day tours to Tuan Chau island and the
three islands of Co To, Van Don and Hai Ha, Mong Cai coastal city, as well as to mountainous communes in the province’s Binh Lieu district.
also encourage overnight tours in Ha Long Bay and closed-loop services.
will soon join hands with Central Highlands localities that have brought
COVID-19 under control to study the launch of ‘one route-two destinations’ tours
in the time to come.
delegation of the Quang Ninh People’s Committee has been asked to instruct
localities and relevant agencies to study plans of setting up points of sale for products
in the ‘One Commune, One Product’ (OCOP) programme and OCOP fairs at provincial
and district levels, in an effort to increase visitors’ spending while travelling in the province.
2021 – 2025 period, it is set to develop 300 new OCOP products, at least 250 of
which will be rated three to five stars, with the participation of at least 50
2017 and 2020, the local OCOP programme had its focus switched from quantity to
quality as more than 200 products were rated three to five stars, which is said
to have helped improve rural residents’ living conditions and contributed to
the building of new-style rural areas.
one of the three nuclei of the northern key economic region, has implemented
the OCOP programme since 2013, and it is now taking the lead nationwide in this
Quang Ninh has 456 items in the OCOP programme, 236 of which have been granted
ratings of three to five stars. To be given star ratings, those products have
met basic, even advanced, standards, been made in modern and professional
manufacturing processes, and had their packages and labels perfected.
has been rolled out to call on local people to prioritise ‘Make-in-Quang Ninh’
products and services in a bid to bolster consumption and contribute to the
gross regional domestic product.
fourth wave of COVID-19 outbreaks hit Vietnam in late April until October 1,
Quang Ninh has basically kept the pandemic under control. It had gone through
94 days without new infections in the community by October 1 and administered the first
COVID-19 shot for most of local residents.
the province must be fully vaccinated and test negative for COVID-19 using Real
Time RT-PCR method within 48 hours.
set a target of welcoming 1.9-2 million tourists and earning 4-4.5 trillion VND
(175.6 – 197.5 million USD) from tourism services in the last quarter of 2021.
It is home to Ha Long Bay,
around two hours from Hanoi, which has earned a permanent spot on the global tourism map, with
travel bloggers and filmmakers hailing its emerald waters and thousands of
towering limestone pillars topped by rainforests.
helped Quang Ninh welcome 14 million tourists, including 5.7 million
foreigners, in 2019, an increase of 14 percent from the previous year.
Ha Long Bay, literally ‘descending dragon’ bay, was twice recognised as a World Natural
Heritage site by UNESCO in 1994 and 2000. The bay spans 1,553 square kilometres
and includes 1,969 islands of various sizes. It features thousands of limestone
karsts and islets in various shapes and sizes./.