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[Photos] 2030 Phu Quoc Master Plan Approved

Saigon isn’t the only place eying a 2030 makeover. The Phu Quoc People’s Committee has approved a master plan that hopes to make the island a center for tourism and commerce.

Under the plan, Duong Dung, the island’s main town will be enlarged to a city with 240,000 residents (up from the current ~30,000) and will act as a hub for administration, public services, and international commerce. An Thoi which currently houses around 15,000 will be enlarged to accommodate 71,000 inhabitants, reports Thanh Nien.

The highlight of the new plan is “the sunset corridor,” spanning the entire island, connecting major transport hubs, including the airport to the central square, commercial complexes, parks and tourist markets.

Given the scale of this transformation, let’s see if the island is able to attain the often-elusive balance between development and the natural environment. 

[Thanh Nien]

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