Kien Giang focuses on developing maritime economy

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Kien Giang focuses on developing maritime economy

(VOV) - Phu Quoc island will become an eco-tourism and international trade centre.

This is part of the maritime economic development programme for the 2011-2015 period, adopted by the Kien Giang Provincial People’s Committee.

The island has great potential for seafood, mineral exploitation, building materials and ship building industries and serves as a gateway to Duong Dong and Ha Tien border gate economic news. There are many famous tourist attractions in the province, which create advantages for the trade, service and tourism sectors.

Kien Giang’s maritime economy has grown remarkably in both value and volume.

Last year, 12,500 fishing boats caught 396,000 tonnes of fish, an increase of 84,982 tonnes over 2006 while seafood farming expanded to 153,920 ha with a total yield of 110,498 tonnes.

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