JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Saigon to debut high-speed boat service linking with Mekong Delta in Q3

Saigon to debut high-speed boat service linking with Mekong Delta in Q3

Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 16:15 GMT+7
Saigon to debut high-speed boat service linking with Mekong Delta in Q3
A high-speed boat operated by Greenlines DP Technology Company. Photo: Dong Ha / Tuoi Tre

Visitors to Ho Chi Minh City will be able to take a high-speed boat tour between the southern economic hub and Tien Giang and Ben Tre Provinces in the Mekong Delta region from the third quarter of this year.

The Ho Chi Minh Department of Transport has written to the transport departments of Tien Giang and Ben Tre announcing a plan to launch the high-speed boat service connecting the city with the two Mekong Delta provinces.

High-speed boats are set to ply between the Bach Dang Wharf in District 1 or the Saigon Port in District 4 in Ho Chi Minh City, and the two provinces’ inland ports or wharves, across the Saigon, Nha Be, Soai Rap Rivers, the Cho Gao Canal, and the Tien River.

The waterway route between Ho Chi Minh City and Tien Giang Province is 110 kilometers long, while the other linking the city and Ben Tre Province stretches 120 kilometers.

Based on the upcoming on-site survey, the relevant departments and agencies will plan the waterway routes to meet the needs of tourists.

The planned operators of the high-speed boat service are Saigontourist Company, Greenlines DP Technology Company, and Daily Company, with each of them to operate two boats which can carry 75-151 passengers each.

These operators will reach a consensus on fares to ensure the service is affordable and attractive to everyone.

After being put into service, the high-speed boats will run from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm every day.

The operating time will be tailored to the travel demand of tourists.

In addition to the two new waterway routes, the Ho Chi Minh Department of Transport also urged the government of Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province to collaborate with the city on debuting a high-speed boat service between Ho Chi Minh City and Con Dao Island.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Visitors to Ho Chi Minh City will be able to take a high-speed boat tour between the southern economic hub and Tien Giang and Ben Tre Provinces in the Mekong Delta region from the third quarter of this year.

The Ho Chi Minh Department of Transport has written to the transport departments of Tien Giang and Ben Tre announcing a plan to launch the high-speed boat service connecting the city with the two Mekong Delta provinces.

High-speed boats are set to ply between the Bach Dang Wharf in District 1 or the Saigon Port in District 4 in Ho Chi Minh City, and the two provinces’ inland ports or wharves, across the Saigon, Nha Be, Soai Rap Rivers, the Cho Gao Canal, and the Tien River.

The waterway route between Ho Chi Minh City and Tien Giang Province is 110 kilometers long, while the other linking the city and Ben Tre Province stretches 120 kilometers.

Based on the upcoming on-site survey, the relevant departments and agencies will plan the waterway routes to meet the needs of tourists.

The planned operators of the high-speed boat service are Saigontourist Company, Greenlines DP Technology Company, and Daily Company, with each of them to operate two boats which can carry 75-151 passengers each.

These operators will reach a consensus on fares to ensure the service is affordable and attractive to everyone.

After being put into service, the high-speed boats will run from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm every day.

The operating time will be tailored to the travel demand of tourists.

In addition to the two new waterway routes, the Ho Chi Minh Department of Transport also urged the government of Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province to collaborate with the city on debuting a high-speed boat service between Ho Chi Minh City and Con Dao Island.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tieu Bac - Duc Phu / Tuoi Tre News

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

‘Taste of Australia’ gala dinner held in Ho Chi Minh City after 2-year hiatus

Taste of Australia Gala Reception has returned to the Park Hyatt Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Latest news