The Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved adjustments to the general plan through 2030 for the development of Phu Quoc island district in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang.
Under the modified plan, the tourism, service and entertainment complex, including casinos, will be moved from Da Chong beach in Bai Thom commune, to Bai Dai beach in Ganh Dau commune.
The new plan also adds a cable car line from An Thoi town to Hon Thom Island in Hon Thom commune and a tourism and entertainment area together with a golf course across 2,090 hectares at Dong Cay Sao and the area to the north of Cuu Can River in Cua Can commune.
In addition, 142ha of agricultural land to the north of Vung Bau canal will be turned in to a resort and sports area while the originally-planned golf course at the Cua Can area will be converted into an eco-tourism area.
In the revised plan, land dedicated to tourism will span 4,003 hectares; land for the mixed tourism and housing will be around 3,325 hectares; 37,430 hectares are zoned off for forestry land, 6,666 hectares of which are buffer zones; and agricultural land is 3,953 hectares.
The newly-approved plan also outlines land-use within tourism areas: the Bai Dai beach area in the western part of the island will be for tourism, services, mixed entertainment, golf courses, casinos, water sports centres and craft villages.
The Vung Bau area in the western side of the island will be a high-class resort area from four to five stars, combined with sightseeing and water sports activities.
Cua Can area, also in the western side, will be a high-class eco-tourism, sightseeing, water sports, and craft village areas.
Dong Cay Sao and the northern part of Cua Can River will be mixed tourism, service and entertainment areas and a golf course.
Da Chong beach in the northeast part of the island is designated for mixed resort and entertainment areas.