|Bắc Vinh Coach Station is located in the northern gate to the central city of Vinh. — Photo truyenhinhnghean.vn|Viet Nam News
NGHỆ AN — Bắc Vinh Coach Station in Nghi Kim Commune in the central city of Vinh opened to the public on April 11, replacing the station in the city’s downtown.
The new station is expected to help ease traffic congestion in the city’s downtown after the old station in Lê Lợi Ward was shut down.
Bắc Vinh Coach Station covers an area of 4ha and is designed to deal with 400-600 coaches every day.
In the first phase from 2013 to 2018, nearly VNĐ100 billion (US$4.4 million) was invested to build a parking ground and major facilities of a coach station. In the second phase, some VNĐ220 billion ($9.65 million) will be used for construction of a shopping mall, hotels and restaurants.
According to Nghệ An Coach Stations Management Joint Stock Company, the company and relevant agencies informed coach operators about the closure of the old station as well as about new schemes for coaches arriving and departing from the new station. — VNS