ADB-backed Community Tourism Project a Success in Vietnam

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Community-based tourism projects, intended to help poverty-hit areas, have been backed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Vietnam in recent years.

A Chay Lap villager, now an employee at Chay Lap farmstay, talks to foreign tourists in Quang Binh Province, located in north-central Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A Chay Lap villager, now an employee at Chay Lap farmstay, talks to foreign tourists in Quang Binh Province, located in north-central Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Successful examples can now be observed in many regions in the north-central province of Quang Binh, according to Tuoi Tre.

Thanks to those projects, local residents who previously earned a living by working in paddy fields or collecting logs for sale, sometimes through deforestation, now understand how to conduct tourism-related business in a professional manner.

The grounding for success, as observed in Chay Lap, a village in Phuc Trach Commune, Bo Trach District, is the smooth cooperation between the government, residents and a professional tourism company, with financial assistance from the ADB.

Rough start

Before devising the pathway to success, people and authorities in Chay Lap experienced failure despite their aspirations of embarking on tourism activities in order to create a better life …

Full story at Tuoi Tre.

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