Ho Chi Minh City is calling for investment in waterway and seaport projects.
VOV.VN - More than 2.6 million foreigners visited Ho Chi Minh City during the first four months of this year, reaching 34.85% of this year’s plan, according to a report from the municipal People’s Committee.
Ho Chi Minh City's authorities are set to step up oversight of inland waterway transport to ensure safety and smoother movement of goods and passengers.
The second Cai Rang Floating Market Culture and Tourism Festival kicked off in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on July 7.
The Vinalines Container Shipping Company, a subsidiary of the Vietnam Shipping Lines (Vinalines), on June 23 launched its first-ever waterway lighterage service in the northern region, focusing on the Hai Phong-Viet Tri route.
The 12th waterway and garden festival of the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang kicked off in Nhon My commune of Ke Sach district on May 28, expected to attract 10,000 visitors.
Ho Chi Minh City will undertake 14 projects to prevent erosion, including dredging of vulnerable waterways, at a cost of over VND1.7 trillion (US$75 million) this year, according to its Inland Waterway Management Division.
The Ministry of Transport and the World Bank (WB) co-organised a workshop to review the completed Mekong Delta transport infrastructure development project (WB5) in Can Tho city on August 10.
Management activities on inland waterway transport should be further enhanced to ensure traffic safety.
Starting from July, passengers aboard ferries and boats in Vietnam who fail to put on life jackets will be fined between VND100,000 (US$4.5) and VND200,000 (US$9).
Transport Minister Truong Quang Nghia has urged the Mekong Delta City of Can Tho to restructure local transportation, focusing on the waterway network to fully tap regional potential.
Ho Chi Minh City will have two inland waterway routes under a project worth VND124.5 billion (nearly US$5.5 million) proposed by the Thuong Nhat Limited Company.
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) on June 16 launched a campaign to prevent children’s drowning, targeting a reduction of 15% in the number of fatalities in 2015 compared to 2010.