Korean district eyes co-operation with Phu Quoc

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 06:37

Huynh Quang Hung, chairman of the Phu Quoc People's Committee (3rd left) and Lee Jae Ho, Yeonsu-gu mayor (Incheon City, South Korea), at the MoU signing ceremony in Phu Quoc on May 16. — VNA/VNS Photo

A delegation from a district in South Korea’s Incheon city is visiting Phu Quoc from May 15 to 19 to discuss co-operation opportunities between the two sides.

The delegation from Yeonsu-gu includes the head of its Urban and Metropolitan Transport Department and the leaders of many large companies operating in various sectors including construction, printing, food, and architecture.

At a meeting with the Phu Quoc People’s Committee on Tuesday, leader of the delegation and Yeonsu-gu mayor Lee Jae-Ho said his district wanted to strengthen ties with the island in a number of sectors such as education, trade and tourism and jointly develop eco-zones and resorts.

Korean businesses found Phu Quoc an attractive place for investment, a market with great opportunities and good policies for domestic and foreign investors to develop, he said.

Huynh Quang Hung, chairman of Phu Quoc, reciprocated the sentiments, saying his city would create favourable conditions to promote linkages and investment in a number of fields such as culture, health, education, trade, and tourism.

“Phu Quoc has a unique position in terms of economy, culture and society, and so the Vietnamese Government [seeks] to develop it into a special administrative-economic zone by 2030.

“It will be a national and international hub for eco-tourism, resorts and high-class entertainment, a regional financial hub, an important hub for domestic transportation and international aviation, and a scientific and technological research centre of the country and Southeast Asia.”

The two sides signed a MoU on friendly cooperation.

On May 17 and 18 the visitors will meet with Sun Group executives at the Sun Signature Gallery Art and Event Centre in Hoang Hon Town.

They will get a taste of “Kiss The Stars,” Asia's largest multimedia show on water and the world's longest three-wire cable car ride between Hoang Hon town and Hon Thom Island. — VNS

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