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Bach Dang Wharf to be turned into park

Sunday, June 16, 2013, 13:00 GMT+7

Saigontourist is to invest in Bach Dang Wharf in Ho Chi Minh City, turning it into an amusement park, in an effort to improve Vietnamese tourism.

Accordingly, Saigontourist, a state-owned firm, will collaborate with Ho Chi Minh City Department of Planning and Architecture to plan an investment project for Bach Dang Wharf in District 1 to turn it into a park. The project, approved by HCMC People’s Committee chairman, also aims at clearing unauthorized street vendors and motorbike parking services in the area.

On June 6th, Saigontourist introduced 6 river tourism lines, departing from Bach Dang Wharf to various places such as Thanh Da peninsula, Cu Chi tunnel, Garden House in District 9.

The city has called on localities along the riverbank and other economic sectors to take part in what is considered the city’s top priority to boost tourism in 2013.

Costa Atlantica cruise ship with 2,200 tourists and its crew came to Vietnam for the first time on Friday.

After the ship was anchored at SP-PSA port (Vung Tau Province), the Saigontourist Travel Services offered them a hydrofoil tour around Ho Chi Minh City, My Tho (Tien Giang province) and Ba Ria – Vung Tau.

The Costa Atlantica cruise ship belongs to Costa Crociere S.p.A – the number one cruise line in Europe. The ship is expected to travel to Vietnam 17 times in 2013. 

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