A new high-speed boat service between Ho Chi Minh City and outlying Cu Chi district through Binh Duong province has been launched.
Water buses in Ho Chi Minh City provided services to about 900,000 passengers in the first 11 months of the year, up by 155 percent compared with the same period last year, according to the municipal Department of Transport.
The current weak infrastructure system is hindering the development of domestic waterway tourism in Ho Chi Minh City.
Claudia Liliana Zambrano Naranjo, Chargé d’Affaires of Colombia to Vietnam, has expressed her wish for cooperation in waterway tourism between Colombia and Vietnam’s Mekong Delta city of Can Tho.
Ho Chi Minh City’s authorities have devised a plan to bolster the city’s waterway tourism in the 2017-2020 period.
Despite HCM City’s dense network of rivers and canals, waterway tourism has not matched its potential, thus failing the city’s expectations it would become the main tourism product by 2020.
Ho Chi Minh City set a goal of welcoming 5.1 million international visitors and 21.8 million domestic travelers this year, earning a total of VND103 trillion (nearly US$4.8 billion) in revenue.