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  • 1. Golf courses in Vietnam By Takeyuki Koike
  • 2. Introduction  Nowadays golf is the best sport to attract tourists  Tour companies started to include golf tour in their plan (Swing)  Vietnam started the golf project (Hoang) - 144 courses by 2020  Economical benefit, but environmentally and socially unsustainable
  • 3. My point of view  The Vietnamese government should ban the golf course project. - Environmental problem - Social problem - Negative influence from mass of tourism
  • 4. Counter 1: Improve environment  Few cases  Some golf courses in undeveloped area (First)  Good golf course condition  One of the golf courses got the international environmental award (First)
  • 5. Argument 1: Destroying Environment  A lot of area – golf courses and hotels or other resorts  Cutting trees – increase CO2 ⇒global warming (Thanhnien)  Too many chemicals - keep the grass green ⇒Water pollution (Thanhnien)  Not good water clean process – poor people drink that water
  • 6. Counter 2 : Economic Benefit  Number of tourists increasing in previous years  Vietnam can host golf tournament (Thai Airways) ⇒attracts many people.  Tourists bring a lot of money into Vietnam (PM)  Not only golf courses, other resorts also gets money
  • 7. Argument 2 : Social Problem  Most of Vietnamese - farmers  Golf courses are built in rural areas, not urban areas  Loss of land which sustains the farmer’s life style  Poor people have to move because of golf course construction (Thanhnien)  Farmers are not well educated – difficult to get new jobs (Thanhnien)
  • 8. Argument 3 : Tourism Problem  Garbage disposal problem (Thailand) - Increasing tourists = increasing garbage  Water shortage (Thailand) - Too many tourists uses a lot of water  Inflation for the local population (Thailand) - Merchants set the price higher to get more money from tourists
  • 9. Conclusion & Solution  Although golf courses bring money into Vietnam, golf project should be banned because of environmental and social problems caused by golf course construction  No solution from the government  If the government stop the project, Vietnam can use project’s money to other way of develop the country such as reforming education - close rich - poor divide
  • 10. Works Cited  "First Vietnam Golf Course Receives Int'l Environment Award." Vietnam News Briefs (Vietnam) 23 Mar. 2009,: NewsBank. Web. 2 Dec. 2009. <http://iw.newsbank.com>  Hoang. "Planning for Golf Courses Project Needed." Vietnam Investment news, Vietnam Investment Projects, Vietnam investment consultant. 10 June 2009. Web. 01 Dec. 2009. <http://vietnaminvestment.net/news/tag/vietnam-golf- course-projects/>.  "PM urges greater efforts to meet GDP target." Vietnam News Agency, The 1 Sep. 2009,: NewsBank. Web. 27 Nov. 2009. <http://iw.newsbank.com>  “Thai Airways Organizes Golf Tournament in Vietnam." Vietnam News Briefs (Vietnam) 1 Aug. 2005,: NewsBank. Web. 26 Nov. 2009. <http://infoweb.newsbank.com>  Thailand for Sale. Dir. David Jacobs. New Zealand Connected Media, 2007. DVD.  Thanhnien News. "Regulate haphazard golf course development: conference." UNI- BROS., Project Services in Vietnam. 07 May 2009. Web. 02 Dec. 2009. <http://www.uni-bros.com/en/news.php?cid=4&id=11836>.  "Swinging Golf Tours." Saigon Times Magazine (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) 14 Sep. 2006,: NewsBank. Web. 9 Dec. 2009. <http://iw.newsbank.com>