his will be the basis the government will use to consider Kien Giang authorities’ proposals on building resorts, big tourist sites and entertainment centres, including casinos, on the island.
The Ministry of Construction is assigned to combine with Kien Giang authorities to choose prestigious foreign consulters to research and amend the general plan of construction for Phu Quoc Island to submit to the Prime Minister.
The Ministry of Finance is responsible for providing funds for the Construction Ministry to hire foreign consulters. The Prime Minister also assigned the Ministry of Planning and Investment to quickly research and compile a decree on casino business.
Though the government doesn’t have a policy that licenses casino in Vietnam, many provinces are asking for the government’s permission for casino business, because to attract large tourism projects, they can’t neglect casinos.
The National Assembly Standing Committee on December 23 discussed gambling and some deputies said Vietnam should licence casinos so they country will not lose income from this business because many Vietnamese go to Macau or Cambodia to gamble.