Under the plan, the zone, covering 206,150 hectares in Moc Chau and Van Ho districts, will be built into a key area for developing tourism in Son La in particular and the whole northern midland and mountainous region in general.
It will feature diversified and unique tourism products with high competitiveness in combination with natural landscapes and ethnic cultural identities.
The zone is expected to welcome 1.2 million holidaymakers by 2020 and 3 million by 2030, generating revenues of 1.5 trillion VND (71.4 million USD) and 6 trillion VND (285.7 million USD) respectively.
It will target visitors f-rom the Red River Delta and the northern midland and mountainous region as well as those from foreign markets such as Western Europe, Northern America, Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia.
The zone will include three key tourism centres namely the Moc Chau convalescence centre, the Moc Chau eco-tourism centre and the Moc Chau recreational centre.
Community-based tourism villages will be formed in Dong Sang, Muong Sang, Tan Lap communes in Moc Chau district and Chieng Khoa commune in Van Ho district.