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|Visitors at the Dang Thuy Tram Infirmary in Quang Ngai Province - Photo: Dao Loan|
Dang Quy, deputy director of the province’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, told the Daily that the 250-ha complex would be developed in Duc Pho District, around 12 to 15km northwest of the Dang Thuy Tram Infirmary.
Nearly VND170 billion will come from the State budget for the infrastructure while funds for other remaining facilities will come from investors.
“We will call investors to build tourist accommodations, camping areas, stop-over stations and other service facilities which should start operation in 2012,” Quy said.
He said the province would restore the working place of doctor Dang Thuy Tram for visitors to learn more about the life of the revolutionary martyr. Visitors will have a chance to explore ecological values and daily life of around 20 households of Hré ethnic people there.
“We just allow for a construction density of around 30% on the total area of the complex. We will give priority to those projects to improve the landscape for the complex,” Quy said.
Doctor Dang Thuy Tram was born in the capital city of Hanoi but worked and died during the grim years of war in Quang Ngai Province. In 2005, many local newspapers have published stories about the doctor, whose diary was found and given back to Tram’s family by an American soldier.
The Danh Thuy Tram Infirmary was built in 2006 in Pho Cuong Commune of Duc Pho District. The historical and infirmary venues attract around 40,000 visitors per year alongside many local people who come to the clinic for treatment.