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Vietnam’s Ha Giang restarts tourist boat service on renowned Nho Que River

Vietnam’s Ha Giang restarts tourist boat service on renowned Nho Que River

Thursday, September 21, 2023, 12:18 GMT+7
Vietnam’s Ha Giang restarts tourist boat service on renowned Nho Que River
A bird’s eye view of the Nho Que River in Ha Giang Province, northern Vietnam. Photo: N. Binh / Tuoi Tre

Boat service for tourists on the Nho Que River, a popular destination in Ha Giang Province, northern Vietnam, resumed on Thursday, five days after its suspension.

Tu San Agricultural and Tourism Service Cooperative, the only tourist boat service provider on the Nho Que River, located in Meo Vac District, announced on Wednesday that boats transporting tourists to Tu San Canyon through a route to the Nho Que 1 Hydropower Plant would reopen on the Nho Que River from 7:00 am on Thursday.

Tu San Canyon, Southeast Asia’s deepest canyon, lies at the foot of the famous Ma Pi Leng Mountain Pass and is surrounded by the Nho Que River. The canyon stretches 1.7 kilometers and features cliffs of up to 800 meters.

The resumption came after the directive was issued by the Ha Giang Province People’s Committee and a working session was held between the cooperative, Nho Que 1 Hydropower JSC, which is in charge of arranging boats running through the hydropower plant area, and the Meo Vac District People’s Committee on Wednesday afternoon.

The cooperative announced the suspension of boat service on the river from Saturday last week as its passenger transportation contract with Nho Que 1 Hydropower JSC expired.

The two parties had not found a suitable solution for extending the contract, leading to the suspension.

The Meo Vac District administration on Tuesday urged the two to reach a consensus on resuming the boat service to serve tourists.

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Tieu Bac – N. Binh / Tuoi Tre News

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