Hai Phong City and Quang Ninh Province to coordinate to reopen tourism activities and exchange visitors between two localities after successfully controlling COVID-19 epidemic

Lan Ha Bay - Cat Ba, Hai Phong.

(Haiphong.gov.vn) – At the recent meeting between Quang Ninh Province and Hai Phong City on the following issues: Assessment of situations and plans on cooperation to reopen tourism activities and exchange visitors between Hai Phong and Quang Ninh in accordance with the situations of COVID-19 epidemic; Coordination in completing and submitting nomination file of Ha Long Bay - Cat Ba Archipelago to UNESCO to be regconized as The World Natural Heritage; Discussion of plans on visiting and staying overnight on Ha Long Bay - Cat Ba Islands after Lan Ha Bay being recognized as a World Natural Heritage; Coordination of state management for tourist transport activities in Lan Ha Bay (Hai Phong) and Ha Long Bay (Quang Ninh), Tuan Chau - Gia Luan tourist route; the security, social order and marine environment protection in border areas between Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba Archipelago; Treatment of COVID-19 medical waste in Quang Ninh Province.

After listening to reports and issues presented by departments and branches of two localities, Mr. Le Khac Nam, Vice Chairman of Hai Phong City People's Committee and Mrs. Nguyen Thi Hanh, Vice Chairman of Quang Ninh Province People's Committee together concluded some agreements as follows:

In November 2021, opening self-contained tours within the area of Quang Ninh Province and Hai Phong City

Regarding tourism, as the COVID-19 epidemic in Quang Ninh and Hai Phong has been basically controlled, the leaders of two localities agreed to assign Departments of Tourism of two localities to study a plan on cooperation for reopening tourism activities and exchanging visitors between Hai Phong City and Quang Ninh Province in accordance with the pandemic situation.

In the coming time, from November 2021, both sides focus on opening self-contained tours for Quang Ninh’s people traveling to Hai Phong and vice versa, encouraging tourists to get fully vaccinated and SARS-COV-2 tests; create favorable conditions for tourism businesses of two localities to exploit tourists from industrial parks, economic zones, enterprises of Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin) and other businesses for Quang Ninh and Hai Phong intra-provincial tourism development.

The two sides jointly study common tourism promotion programs to well exploit tourists from Hanoi, industrial parks,economic zones of provinces and cities that are safe from COVID-19 epidemic, as well as tourists from economic corporations in the area of Quang Ninh and Hai Phong.

Building and completing regulations on cooperation between two localities

In the field of culture, Departments of Culture and Sports of the two localities were assigned to take the charge cooperating with Hai Duong Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism to jointly study and propose Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism for submitting proposal document to Prime Minister for creating nomination file of Bach Dang victory (Quang Ninh – Hai Phong – Hai Duong)to be recognized by UNESCO as cultural heritage; study criteria, consolidate documents, enrich documents, preserve and exploit dossier effectively, and submit to UNESCO for recognition as a World Heritage.

Relevant authorities of the two localities were assigned to coordinate to implement tasks related to IUCN's assessment team; completing corporate Regulations on managing passenger transports on Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay to be ready for use; build a corporate regulation in the state management of environmental protection in border areas, coastal areas, bays and rivers; strengthen the exchange of information; coordinate in inspection, supervision and timely rectify activities likely to harm the environment in the adjacent areas between the two localities; develop a corporate regulation in marine environmental protection in border areas between Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay, Cat Ba Archipelago; study the collection of entrance fees and overnight stay fees on Ha Long Bay - Cat Ba Islands after being recognized as a World Natural Heritage to ensure similarities and attract tourists.

Both Departments of Health were assigned being contact units to coordinate to arrange human resources for tests and vaccination on large scales; provide emergency vehicles, testing equipment, and treatment machines in case of emergency.

Over the past time, Hai Phong City and Quang Ninh Province have closely coordinated to effectively implement Resolutions, Conclusions of Politburo and the Central Party Committee for each locality, contributing to promoting socio-economic development, ensuring national defense - security and social welfare in accordance with the strength of each locality, while continuing to affirm the position of Hai Phong and Quang Ninh as main growth driving forces of the Northern key economic region, contributing positively to the general development of whole region and country.
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