New buses are rolled out for use on routes with subsidised fares, aimed at promoting public transit use in Da Nang city (Photo: VNA) Da Nang (VNA) - The central city of Da Nang plans to add more six inner-city bus routes with subsidised fares in an effort to promote public transportation beginning in the second quarter of this year. The central city’s Department of Transport said the six new public bus routes will have new 40-seat buses connecting major mass commuter destinations including the Han Port, central bus station, Non Nuoc tourism site, March 29 Park, Hi-Tech Park and Vietnam-Korea College in the districts of Hai Chau, Ngu Hanh Son, Hoa Vang, Son Tra and Lien Chieu. Tickets cost 5,000 VND (0.2 USD) per trip, or 90,000 VND (4 USD) for a monthly package. People with disabilities, students, workers in industrial zones as well as underprivileged people will get a 50 percent discount. Last year, the city, in co-operation with Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF), … [Read more...] about Da Nang to roll out 6 new bus routes
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It’s time for Vietnam’s Tet holiday annual exodus. And it’s chaotic. It’s time for Vietnam’s Tet holiday annual exodus. And it’s chaotic. Having recently battled my way through Tan Son Nhat International Airport on the way back to Hoi An in the center of the country, I can inform you that this year you might need body armor, a baseball bat, shark spray repellent (or incredibly bad body odor) and the battle tactics of the Vietnamese army to get to your flight in one piece. Mind you it’s not as massive as China’s flood of humanity, estimated at more than 700 million moving by train and bus and an estimated 58 million plane trips! Ah...airports; expensive, crowded, slow, jammed, demented, over-worked, too many planes and never enough staff. I’d stay at home except I live a cosmopolitan, jet-setting lifestyle (stop giggling) and urgently need to get on that plane... Now! Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat airport is a tough … [Read more...] about Tet in Vietnam: Do you know the way to the airport?
Foreign tourists visiting the Cham Museum in Da Nang City. Visitors to the central city this month will be able to take advantage of discounts on consumer goods and services. — VNA/VNS Photo Xuan Quang DA NANG — Visitors to the central city of Da Nang this month will be able to take advantage of discounts ranging from 5-50 per cent on consumer goods and services. "This is the first promotional month we have held here. We hope to attract visitors to Da Nang in the low season," said Ngo Quang Vinh, director of the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. About 30 travel agents, restaurants, hotels and supermarkets all over the city are taking part in the programme. Major travel agents participating in the discount month are Danatours, Vietravel and Saigontourist. Visitors travelling from Da Nang to Hoi An, Hue and My Son will get 15 per cent off the usual price. Also taking part in the programme are Hoang Anh Gia Lai, Sandy Beach, Phuong Dong (Orient), Ba Na, … [Read more...] about Da Nang in price-cutting promotion
VietNamNet Bridge – The central city plans to open a 31.8km Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route connecting the Da Nang International Airport and favourite destinations with Hoi An City in neighbouring Quang Nam Province. Head of the city’s managing board of Priority Infrastructure Projects, Luong Thach Vy, has confirmed to Viet Nam News that the bus route is included in the World Bank-funded sustainable development project. Vy said on Monday the route will be constructed later this year before beginning operation in 2018 with 10 BRT standard buses. The route will link the city’s downtown area, shopping centres, tourism destinations and Hoi An City, and ease traffic in the city from 2016-20. The central city asked transport departments of Quang Nam and Da Nang to set up bus stops and reserve land for terminal development both in Hoi An and Da Nang cities. It will be the first BRT route in the central region, creating a smooth commuter service for local people and tourists … [Read more...] about Bus rapid transit to connect Hoi An with Da Nang
Da Nang, the high-achieving city in central Vietnam, is ready to take yet another step away from things that are small and not very good looking. Local authorities say they will do something about the large number of tiny hotels with poor quality services that are giving the city a bad name. Even though it is still unclear what that something will turn out to be, city officials are evidently not happy with most of the inns and lodgings that are ranked below three stars. Speaking to news website VnExpress, Tran Chi Cuong, vice director of the city's tourism department, quoted a recent survey as saying that, even though the hotel market has been rapidly expanded in recent years, most of the facilities are below standards, in terms of design and service quality. Many small hotels are not doing well, especially during off-season months when they operate at only 10 percent of their designed capacity, Cuong said. He also blamed the issue on the absence of good management and a proper … [Read more...] about Da Nang moves to clean up low-end hotel market: report