Phú Quốc is a very mountainous and densely forested Island of 1320 sq km; it is 48 km in length from south to north and has a population of approx. 103,000 people (2012). Situated in the Gulf of Thailand 45 km west of Ha Tien on the Vietnamese mainland and 15 km south of the coast of Cambodia, Phú Quốc is ringed with some beautiful beaches in Vietnam, and offers the best seafood in the country. Phú Quốc island and its beaches was voted to be "The Cleanest and Most Beautiful Beach of the World" by ABC News as from the end of February, 2008, however, this is over now. Phú Quốc has a severe domestic waste problem, every single beach is littered with plastic waste of originating from the island itself and from tourist boats. Only those beaches cleaned once or twice daily by hotel staff are clean. Extensive plans to develop Phú Quốc are being implemented, including high-rise residential areas, several new towns and suburbs, a socialist style holiday resort covering a large stretch of previous forest in the Northwest of the island, and complete rebuilding of Dương Đông's city center.