With natural and farming areas spanning 60 and 34 ha respectively, Con Chim, a large dune on the Co Chien River, has a population of 220. The site has clean air and green landscapes, while local livelihoods revolve around rice cultivation and aquatic farming.

Tourists visiting the Con Chim community-based tourism site

Since May this year, 15 tours to Con Chim have been sold on a trial basis to test local tourism capacity, receiving praise for service quality from travel agencies and tourists.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Trung Hoang said authorities have been helping families, organisations and individuals develop tourism.

Accordingly, households investing in homestay services with between two and five rooms are supported with VND 30 million (USD 1,295) per room and have 50 percent of their lending interest subsidized under specific conditions.

The investment in restaurants with areas spanning 200m2 and above to serve more than 100 guests at a time receives VND 500,000 per square meter; and the maximum fund is VND 200 million.

Meanwhile, the purchase of transport vessels able to carry more than 20 passengers each will see 10 percent of costs financed, with maximum funding of VND 50 million.

Source: VNA