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New speedboat service linking suburban Ho Chi Minh City, Con Dao to open next month

New speedboat service linking suburban Ho Chi Minh City, Con Dao to open next month

Saturday, February 24, 2024, 11:28 GMT+7
New speedboat service linking suburban Ho Chi Minh City, Con Dao to open next month
Two speedboats that are set to ply the route linking Ho Chi Minh City’s Nha Be District with Con Dao Island off Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province in southern Vietnam. Photo: Phu Quoc Express JSC

A new speedboat service between Ho Chi Minh City’s Nha Be District and Con Dao Island off the southern province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau will begin operating next month, according to the city’s transport authority.

The speedboat will be able to transport more than 1,000 passengers for a distance of approximately 230 kilometers from Saigon-Hiep Phuoc Port in Nha Be to Con Dao in around five hours.

The municipal Department of Transport recently worked with relevant units to prepare for the launch of the speedboat service.

Tran Quang Lam, director of the department, tasked Saigon Port-Hiep Phuoc JSC with proposing the Ministry of Transport and the Vietnam Maritime Administration to license the service.

The department’s subordinate agencies were told to work with Saigon Port-Hiep Phuoc JSC, Phu Quoc Express JSC on a traffic arrangement plan to offer convenient travel experience to passengers, including taking into account bus and speedboat services from downtown Ho Chi Minh City to the Sai Gon-Hiep Phuoc Port.

Besides, Phu Quoc Express JSC was required to conduct procedures needed to operate the speedboat service on the route.

They have to report the outcomes of these tasks to the department, so that the latter can finalize a plan to officially roll out the service next month, Lam concluded.

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Hong Ngan - Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre News


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