Kick off Green Land of Coconut Tourism

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After a long time being heavily affected by the outbreak of the 4th pandemic wave, the domestic as well as international tourism was frozen. Up to now, Vietnam in general, and Ben Tre province in particular, has gradually controlled the pandemic thanks to the synchronous awareness of the political system and the population; especially the vaccination program almost covered the whole province. In the new normal, in order for restorati

After a long time being heavily affected by the outbreak of the 4th pandemic wave, the domestic as well as international tourism was frozen. Up to now, Vietnam in general, and Ben Tre province in particular, has gradually controlled the pandemic thanks to the synchronous awareness of the political system and the population; especially the vaccination program almost covered the whole province. In the new normal, in order for restoration, it is necessary to realize the dual goals of fighting the pandemic and developing the economy; Ben Tre province has advocated kick-off program for tourism with the theme of Green Land of Coconut Tourism .

Mr. Tran Ngoc Tam - Chairman of the People's Committee of Ben Tre province announced the launch of Green Land of Coconut Tourism  (Photo: L.L.)

On November 14, 2021, the launching ceremony of "Mobilizing to promote the internal resources of people and businesses in improving health, resistance to disease prevention and kick off Green Land of Coconut Tourism " was solemnly held. At the ceremony, Mr. Tran Ngoc Tam - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee - Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee - stated the meaning and importance of improving public health to prevent pandemic and drive away all worries of Covid-19; At the same time, announced Kick off program for Green Land of Coconut Tourism , restoring tourism in the new normal of the Covid-19 pandemic starting from November 15, 2021.

Ben Tre province also issued Plan 7445/KH-UBND dated November 12, 2021 on the restoration of tourism activities in Ben Tre province in the condition of safe adaptation to COVID-19 in the last months of 2021 and in 2022; in order to implement Resolution No. 128/NQ-CP dated October 11, 2021 of the Government on the Promulgation of the Provisional Regulations " Safely adapting, flexibly, effectively controlling the COVID-19 pandemic"; Plan No. 3228/KH-BVHTTDL dated September 7, 2021 of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on the implementation of policies to stimulate demand, restore tourism and travel activities, ensuring the tourism growth target in 2021.

The scene of the launching ceremony " Mobilizing to promote the internal resources of people and businesses in improving health, resistance to disease prevention and kick off Green Land of Coconut Tourism”                     (Photo: L.L.)

Currently, the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has advised and submitted to the Provincial People's Committee for consideration and approval of the provisional set of criteria for assessing the level of safety in the prevention and control of the Covid-19 pandemic for tourism activities in Ben Tre province include: A set of provisional criteria for assessing safety in the prevention and control of the Covid-19 pandemic for tourist accommodation, travel and tourist attractions/sites.

The set of criteria for tourist attractions, sites, accommodation establishments and travel agencies are conditional implementation with the motto (Adaption, safety and effectiveness).

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The Board of Management (BOD) of Green Land of Coconut Tourism was established by the decision of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Ben Tre with 32 members including: Ben Tre Tourism Promotion Information Center, Provincial Cinema - Culture Center, Provincial Tourism Association, Department of Culture and Information, Center of Culture - Sports & Radio and Health Center of districts/cities. In addition, over 70 tourism businesses have registered to restart in the pandemic new normal.

The Board of Management has assessed the provisional criteria for tourism businesses such as: Developing a plan to prevent and control the COVID-19 pandemic and to handle when there is a case of COVID-19; comply with 5K rules and conditions on safety to prevent and control the Covid-19 pandemic as prescribed; Ensure 100% of employees and visitors use health declaration apps, scan QR Codes; posting QR codes and safety instruction information boards; Make a medical monitoring book, measure the body temperature of each officer, tour guide, staff and visitors; Arrange at least 1 isolation room and 1 waiting room in accordance with the regulations of the health sector and provide back-up personal protective equipment for employees to use in case of need; and so on. Each type of business regulated by 7 to 12 applicable criteria.

The provincial leadership's interest in the tourism industry, as well as the consensus of the whole political system from the province to the commune and the companionship of tourism businesses, especially the support of the community; The resumption of operation to recover the tourism industry after a long frozen period will be an encouragement to tourism businesses and also the excitement of people returning to normal daily life as well as Business production, contributing to the growth of diversified tourism products in the province. Hopefully, after this pandemic, we all have a higher awareness in disease prevention, so that the outbreak could not happen in the future, so as to restore tourism, gradually develop in a sustainable way./.

Lê Luông

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