|Representatives cut ribbons to open the hydrofoil for public use. — Photo vov.vn|Viet Nam News
BẾN TRE — The Mỹ Tho-Vũng Tàu hydrofoil route was opened for use on Sunday in the southern province of Bến Tre.
With the hydrofoil route, it will take over two hours and 15 minutes to travel from Mỹ Tho City to Vũng Tàu City, which is over two hours less than the time taken to travel via road.
The hydrofoil thus creates a good condition for residents to travel and tour.
The harbour in the southern province of Bến Tre is placed at the Rạch Miễu Port in Tân Thạch Commune, Châu Thành District, whereas the harbour in Tiền Giang southern province is placed on the Tiền River in Ward 1, Mỹ Tho City.
The hydrofoil has two engines, a speed of 28 nautical miles per hour and can contain 132 passengers.
The hydrofoil has a camera system connected with the operation centre, positioning system and rescuing equipment.
The hydrofoil runs two times per day. The highest price is VNĐ250,000 (US$10) and the lowest price is VNĐ140,000 ($6).
Residents in Tiền Giang and Bến Tre provinces are happy with the new hydrofoil.
Đặng Văn Tùng, owner of the Làng Bè Tourism Site in An Khánh Commune, Châu Thành District, the southern province of Bến Tre, believes that many residents would buy tickets to use the hydrofoil as it was novel and quicker. Vietnamese Heroic Mothers and people with disabilities can use the route free of charge. – VNS