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Can Gio-Vung Tau ferry service welcomes first passengers in southern Vietnam

Tuesday, January 05, 2021, 15:12 GMT+7
Can Gio-Vung Tau ferry service welcomes first passengers in southern Vietnam
The inauguration ceremony of the Can Gio-Vung Tau ferry is organized on January 4, 2021. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

A ferry route connecting Ho Chi Minh City and the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau welcomed its first passengers after being officially put into operation on Monday.

The inauguration ceremony of the Can Gio-Vung Tau ferry was organized on Monday morning with the attendance of leaders of Ho Chi Minh City and Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province.

Ho Chi Minh City's Deputy Party Secretary Tran Luu Quang, Ho Chi Minh City's chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong, Ba Ria-Vung Tau chairman Nguyen Van Tho, and residents in the two localities were the first passengers of the ferry route.

Speaking at the ceremony, chairman Phong stated that the ferry will meet demand for travel and trade of residents in the two localities.

The inauguration ceremony of Can Gio-Vung Tau ferry is organized on January 4, 2021. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

The inauguration ceremony of the Can Gio-Vung Tau ferry is organized on January 4, 2021. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Prior to the construction of the Can Gio-Vung Tau ferry, people could only travel between the two destinations via Binh Khanh and Can Giuoc ferries.

However, these ferries are unable to carry automobiles, which limited the potential for transport development along this route.

“The Can Gio-Vung Tau ferry will help relieve traffic pressure on the Ho Chi Minh City-Long Thanh-Dau Giay Expressway,” Phong stated.

Ho Chi Minh City Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong boards a ferry along the Can Gio-Vung Tau route on January 4, 2021. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre
Ho Chi Minh City chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong (R) boards a ferry along the Can Gio-Vung Tau route on January 4, 2021. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Funded by the private sector, the ferry is outfitted with modern equipment and technology, the official continued, adding that Ho Chi Minh City will encourage similar traffic projects in the future.

At the event, chairman Tho asked the developer to ensure safe operations of the ferry and further improve service quality, contributing to the promotion of waterway traffic, tourism, and economic development.

The Can Gio-Vung Tau ferry offers service from 4:00 am to 10:00 pm every day, said Nguyen Quoc Chanh, director of Quoc Chanh Company – the project developer.   

The inauguration ceremony of Can Gio-Vung Tau ferry is organized on January 4, 2021. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

The inauguration ceremony of the Can Gio-Vung Tau ferry is organized on January 4, 2021. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Each journey, stretching about 15 kilometers, will take approximately 30 minutes, Chanh elaborated, adding that a ferry can carry more than 250 passengers, 100 motorbikes, and 15 automobiles.

Travelers can access the ferry service at Tac Xuat Ferry Wharf in Can Gio District, Ho Chi Minh City or Vung Tau Inland Waterway Port at 127C Tran Phu Street, Vung Tau City.

Tickets will cost VND50,000-70,000 (US$2-3) per pedestrian, cyclist, or motorcyclist.

Automobile and truck drivers are charged VND350,000-1 million ($15-43) per vehicle.

Automobiles are transported along the Can Gio-Vung Tau ferry route on January 4, 2021. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Automobiles are transported along the Can Gio-Vung Tau ferry route on January 4, 2021. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Passengers board a ferry along the Can Gio-Vung Tau route on January 4, 2021. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Passengers board a ferry along the Can Gio-Vung Tau route on January 4, 2021. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Passengers board a ferry along the Can Gio-Vung Tau route on January 4, 2021. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Passengers board a ferry along the Can Gio-Vung Tau route on January 4, 2021. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

A ferry of the Can Gio-Vung Tau route docks at a wharf on January 4, 2021. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

A ferry of the Can Gio-Vung Tau route docks at a wharf on January 4, 2021. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

The VIP room of a ferry along the Can Gio-Vung Tau route. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

The VIP room of a ferry along the Can Gio-Vung Tau route. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

The VIP room of a ferry along the Can Gio-Vung Tau route. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

The VIP room of a ferry along the Can Gio-Vung Tau route. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

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