The number of passengers travel nationalwide on
holydays will rocket up as the Government has approved four days off for the
National Day this year.
Mien Dong (Eastern) Bus Station is expected to see about 26,000 passengers on
September 1 alone, rebounding 23 percent over normal days, the station director
Nguyen Ngoc Thua has said.
An extra of seven percent of buses will be mobilized to serve travelers during
The bus fares to tourist destinations like Nha Trang, Phan Thiet, Vung Tau and
Da Lat will be mounted by 30 percent, the same increase as last year, Mr.Thua
Meanwhile, the number of passengers passing Mien Tay (Western) Bus Station to
Mekong Delta provinces is forecast to reach 20,000 to 22,000 everyday of the
More buses will run to meet high travel demand on routes to the Mekong Delta. To
better serve passengers, the bus station will sell the tickets from 3:30am to
10pm each day between September 1 and 2.
HCMC Transport Management and Operation Center has regulated 2,0000 bus trips a
day on 20 routes, including those to entertainment spots like Dam Sen, Suoi Tien
and Dai Nam.
Saigon Railway Station has decided to increase two more trains, SN4 and SN6, on
Saigon-Nha Trang route, said the station deputy head Nguyen Van Thanh.
The train tickets on the route are still abundant, the station head Nguyen Thi
Thanh Phuong revealed.
In the meantime, the country’s leading air operator, Vietnam Airlines, announced
20 additional flights will operate on domestic routes from September 1-5.
Of them, six flights will be on Hanoi – Nha Trang, four on HCMC – Nha Trang and
ten on HCMC – Phu Quoc. Aircrafts used will be Airbus 320 and 321 and AT7.
By staff writers – Translated by Nguyen Mien
10/ US$ 4.5 billion projected for tourist project in Ninh Thuan
The Ninh Thuan People’s Committee has just agreed in principle on the project
funded by Polo Beach International Limited from Hong Kong to build a luxurious
tourist complex in Mui Dinh, Thuan Nam, Ninh Thuan.
Under the investor’s projection, the Mui Dinh tourist complex will cover an area
of 1,500 ha and cost some US$ 4.5 billion of investment.
The project will comprise 4 main sections with various sub-projects and
According to the investor, when the whole project is expected to wrap up in
2020, this will be an international luxurious resort that will draw high-class
However, the Construction Ministry suggested that the investor should carefully
study the feasibility of the project, then first deploy part of that huge
project in an area of 700 ha and then assess the effectiveness of the project
before continuing the second phase.
Translated by Thu Nguyen