Of the 407 petrol stations to be opened in Ho Chi Minh City from now until 2030, 62 of them will be on boats on local waterways.
The new plan was approved and signed by Vice Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee, Tran Vinh Tuyen, after a previous decision about the matter became invalid.
Most of the new petrol stations will be located in outlying districts.
To develop river tourism, 62 stations will be located on boats in waterways along districts 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Thu Duc, Nha Be, Hoc Mon, Can Gio, Cu Chi and Binh Chanh.
On-land stations include 22 in district 2; 26 in district 12; 51 in Binh Chanh district; 53 in Cu Chi district; 21 in Can Gio district; 20 in Nha Be district, and 16 in Hoc Mon district, among others.
Around 106 petrol stations have already been closed, with 532 stations operating as of 2016, according to the Department of Industry and Trade.
Along with the new stations, there will be a total of 939 stations in HCM City by 2030.
The department said the volume of petrol consumption is expected to reach 2.35 million cu.m in 2020, 3.25 million cu.m in 2025, and 4.3 million cu.m in 2030.
More petrol stations are needed to meet demand resulting from an increase in population, it said