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HCM City to open 62 petrol stations on waterways

Update: April, 18/2017 - 05:00
HCM City will have an additional 407 petrol stations from now until 2030. Sixty-two of them will be located on boats on local waterways. – VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Vũ
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY – Of the 407 petrol stations to be opened in HCM City from now until 2030, 62 of them will be on boats on local waterways.

The new plan was approved and signed by the deputy chairman of HCM City People’s Committee, Trần Vĩnh Tuyến, after a previous decision about the matter became invalid.

Most of the new petrol stations will be located in outlying districts.

To develop river tourism, 62 stations will be located on boats in waterways along districts 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Thủ Đức, Nhà Bè, Hóc Môn, Cần Giờ, Củ Chi and Bình Chánh.

On-land stations include 22 in District 2; 26 in District 12; 51 in Bình Chánh District; 53 in Củ Chi District; 21 in Cần Giờ District; 20 in Nhà Bè District, and 16 in Hóc Môn District, among others.

Around 106 petrol stations have already been closed, with 532 stations operating as of 2016, according to the Department of Industry and Trade.

Along with the new stations, there will be a total of 939 stations in HCM City by 2030.

The department said the volume of petrol consumption is expected to reach 2.35 million cu.m in 2020, 3.25 million cu.m in 2025, and 4.3 million cu.m in 2030.

More petrol stations are needed to meet demand resulting from an increase in population, it said. – VNS

 

 

 

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