(HBO) – A conference to promote tourism investment in Hang Kia-Pa Co of Mai Chau district was held in Hang Kia commune. The event drew Bui Van Tinh, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee; Ngo Van Tuan, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee; Nguyen Van Chuong, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee; and Ngo Hoai Chung, Vice Director of the Vietnam National Administrative of Tourism under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, as well as representatives of groups, organisations, businesses and investors, leaders of departments and sectors of Mai Chau, and locals in Hang Kia and Pa Co communes.

Located at about 200km from Hanoi, Hang Kia has abundant advantages and potential for tourism development.

Hang Kia and Pa Co communes of Mai Chau district is 1,200m above the sea level with an average temperature of 18.5 Celsius degree. The localities have maintained the unique cultural values of the Mong ethnic minority group which accounts for 99 percent of the communes’ population. The traditional cultural values and craft include weaving, brocade embroidering, fabric dyeing, and forging.

This is a favourable condition for the province to develop ecotourism and community-based tourism, inspiring domestic and foreign tourists to explore and experience.

In Hang Kia and Pa Co, many households have successfully run homestays. From 2018, the two communes welcomed over 5,000 visitors, 60 percent of them foreigners.

In order to create favourable conditions for investors to Hang Kia and Pa Co communes, the provincial People’s Committee has built a list of potential destinations for designing projects and calling for investment.

Nguyen Van Chuong, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, signs a memorandum of understanding on investment cooperation with businesses.

Addressing the conference, Ngo Hoai Chung, Vice Director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, lauded the great tourism development potential of Hoa Binh and Hang Kia and Pa Co communes in particular.

Meanwhile, Bui Van Tinh, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, pledged to create optimal environment for investors and businesses to effectively tap the potential and strengths of the province in tourism.

At the conference, the People’s Committee of Hoa Binh signed a memorandum of understanding with 8 groups and investors on cooperation in tourism in Hang Kia and Pa Co.

On the occasion, the Steering Committee on Tourism Development of Mai Chau offered four sets of equipment worth 100 million VND to four homestay households in the two communes.

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