Night-time economy plan gets the go-ahead

VOV.VN - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has signed a night-time economy development scheme, permitting services to operate overnight until 6am of the following day.

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The Hanoi Old Quarter night market attracts foreigners (Photo:dantri.com.vn)

The scheme aims to seize opportunities to develop night-time economic services helping to increase people’s income and living standards in general.

According to the scheme, the government supports economic development at night in line with the international development trend in order to make the most of the time, create more opportunities for economic growth, diversify economic activities, and at the same time better serve the material and spiritual life of people, especially foreign tourists.

For the time being, the government encourages the development of the night-time economy to stimulate domestic consumption and tourism development, through cultural, entertainment, catering, shopping and tourism services, taking place from 6 pm till 6 am the following day.

Priority will be given to localities that house large numbers of tourists, such as Hanoi, Quang Ninh, Hai Phong, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Hoi An, Thua Thien - Hue, Can Tho, Da Lat and Phu Quoc. Successful models will be replicated to other localities.

The Prime Minister requested centrally-run cities and provinces to research and build a night-time economic development model taking into account local advantages and practical conditions. In addition, he asked the localities to examine ways to limit risks and negative impact of the model to ensure political security, social order and safety.