|Tau Hu- Ben Nghe Canal in HCM City. The HCM City People's Committee has approved the introduction next year of passenger services on two waterway routes through the Sai Gon River and Thanh Da, Tau Hu and Ben Nghe canals. — Photo vietnamnet.vn
HCM CITY (VNS) — The HCM City People's Committee has approved the introduction next year of passenger services on two waterway routes through the Sai Gon River and Thanh Da, Tau Hu and Ben Nghe canals.
One will be a 10.8km route from Bach Dang Wharf in District 1 to Linh Dong Ward in Thu Duc District on the Sai Gon River and Thanh Da Canal and passing through many crowded residential areas and tourist spots in Districts 1, 2, Binh Thanh, and Thu Duc.
The second of 10.3 km will also start at Bach Dang and go through the Ben Nghe and Tau Hu canals to Lo Gom area in District 6. It will run through Districts 1, 4, 5, 8, and 6.
The services, using boats that can carry at least 60 passengers, will be operated by the city-based Daily Limited Company, which will invest VND128 billion (US$6 million).
The two routes will each have seven stops en route.
Construction of jetties and other infrastructure is also expected to be finished next year.
The routes pass through thickly populated areas and, according to Daily Limited Company, can link up with the bus system.
The new service would also help develop waterway tourism, it added. — VNS