Authorities in Da Nang, a city in central Vietnam, has announced a plan to invest nearly VND400 billion (US$16.8 million) in an art lighting project along the Han River this year.
The plan, themed ‘River of Light,’ was unveiled by municipal chairman Le Trung Chinh at a recent spring travel seminar.
The project aims to give the Han River, an iconic beauty of Da Nang, an artistic makeover, thereby making the city more vivid and romantic at night.
Accordingly, five bridges spanning the Han River in the city center will be bathed in light after dawn.
The artistic lighting system will be installed at the Nguyen Van Troi pedestrian bridge, while the current lighting systems on four other bridges, namely Thuan Phuoc, the Han River, Tran Thi Ly, and the Dragon, will be upgraded.
In addition, urban landscapes along both banks of the Han River, riverside parks, and green trees will be illuminated.
Lighting shows will also be projected onto the surface of the river.
A Dutch corporation just completed a design for the art lighting project.
The first phase, upgrading the four vehicle bridges, is expected to be completed at the end of this year and ready for inauguration on the 2024 Lunar New Year holiday.
Besides, another plan to install a lighting system on Son Tra Peninsula and restore historical sites in the city this year is also on the table.
The purpose of the projects is to enhance the value of the urban landscapes alongside the Han River, and create a unique tourism product together with an inviting nighttime entertainment destination for both locals and visitors as tourism is regarded as a key sector, accounting for 60 percent of the city’s economic growth.