THE PRIME MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 97/2002/QD-TTg
Hanoi. July 22, 2002
 DECISION
RATIFYING VIETNAM�S 2001-2010 TOURIST DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
THE PRIME MINISTER
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the February 8, 1999 Ordinance on Tourism;
At the proposals of the National Administration of Tourism in Official Dispatches No.1009/TCDL-BTCL of October 30, 2001 and No.558/TCDL-BTCL of June 12, 2002, on the "Vietnam’s 2001-2010 Tourist Development Strategy",
DECIDES:
Article 1.- To ratify "Vietnam’s 2001-2010 Tourist Development Strategy", with the following principal contents:
1. Objectives of the Strategy:
a/ Overall objectives:

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To develop tourism into a spearhead economic sector on the basis of efficiently exploiting the advantages of natural conditions, ecology, cultural and historical traditions, mobilizing to the utmost the domestic resources and getting the best of international cooperation and assistance, thus contributing to the national industrialization and modernization. To step by step make our country a tourist center of the regional caliber, and strive for the Vietnamese tourism’s ranking among the regional countries with a developed tourist sector by 2010 or afterward.
b/ Specific objectives:
 

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