THE PRIME MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom – Happiness
Hanoi, October 5, 2004
APPROVING THE OVERALL SCHEME ON DEVELOPMENT OF PHU QUOC ISLAND, KIEN GIANG PROVINCE, TILL 2010, WITH A VISION TOWARD 2020
THE PRIME MINISTER
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
At the proposal of the Minister of Planning and Investment in Report No. 3309/BKH-CLPT of June 1, 2004,
Article 1.- To approve the overall scheme on development of Phu Quoc island, Kien Giang province, till 2010, with a vision towards 2020 for use as basis for elaborating and directing the implementation of socio-economic development plan, ensuring security and defense for the island.
Phu Quoc island locates as the southwestern outpost, having great potentials for economic development and occupying a military position of particular importance in the national defense strategy. The development of Phu Quoc island must be based on the following principles:
- Giving priority to sustainable socio-economic development in association of the maintenance of landscapes and ecological environment. Concentrating efforts on building and developing Phu Quoc island according to a proper plan and step into a big and modern tourist, convalescent and international trade center of the Mekong river delta region to the southwest of the country and step by step formulating a regional and international tourist and trade center.
- Development of Phu Quoc island must link to the defense and security requirements of the island and the whole country.
- Development of Phu Quoc island must link to, and be in close coordination with, the Mekong river delta region, Ho Chi Minh city and in its relation with Southeast Asian region. Development of Phu Quoc island also aims to boost the sustainable development of the Mekong river delta region as well as the whole country.
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