By Dinh Dung - The Saigon Times Daily
HCMC – Despite having the perfect conditions to develop local entertainment areas, the nation lacks exciting projects to attract visitors due to poor investment policies, according to the 2012 Virec held on Tuesday in HCMC.
|Tourists play a game in Suoi Tien Theme Park in District 9 - Photo: Dinh Dung|
The conference and exhibition, themed ‘Property and Entertainment Industry – Two Areas, One Destination’, was co-organized by G4B Co., Ltd. and the Vietnam Real Estate Association. At the conference, most representatives shared the view that Vietnam has the right conditions to develop unique theme parks and to promote these brands outside the country.
However, as observed by participants in the conference, a number of entertainment areas have tried to combine folk values, sightseeing and modern technology to serve tourists but most of them have yet to identify target customers.
Entertainment parks have copied ideas from each another and these parks’ facilities are well below modern entertainment park’s standards.
Speakers at the conference noticed investment policies are still inconsistent and unstable, and not attractive to investors. Therefore, they insisted on improving investment incentives and promoting investment at home and in other nations to provide enough information for interested investors.
There are two large-scale entertainment parks for tourists in the city, namely Dam Sen and Suoi Tien. Nha Trang City in Khanh Hoa Province has Thuy Cung, Binh Duong Province has Dai Nam and Dong Nai Province has Buu Long.