A scene of FLC Faros Van Don in design stage
The information was announced in an official document No 1662/UBND-XD1 issued on March 17. The investment project is expected to build a resort, five-star hotel, international convention center, casino, golf course, safari, museum, agricultural town community, and library with total investment of nearly US$ 2 billion, including two sites in Ngoc Vung and Van Canh Islands on a total area of 4,000ha.

Especially, this will be the first casino open to Vietnamese citizens, and is expected to attract a larger number of visitors to Ha Long.

FLC Group is currently one of the biggest investors in Quang Ninh province with some projects such as FLC Ha Long which is listed among top largest resorts in South-East Asia, the twin towers at the headquarters of the Ha Long City People’s Council, Municipal Party Committee, and People’s Committee.

Mr. Nguyen Duc Long, Chairman of Quang Ninh provincial People’s Committee said that the province plans to make Ngoc Vung Island a tourist attraction, to further develop the province’s smoke-free industry.

The FLC Group also proposed to support the planning and construction of residential areas on the island in a new civilized zone, which could be the highlight on the tourism map of Ngoc Vung Island.

With vision towards 2020, Van Don’s population is estimated at about 150,000 while the number of tourists coming to the Island is 1.7 million, including 900,000 international visitors.

Translated by Lam Anh