Visitors refill free drinking water at a ticket counter in Hội An city. The ancient city has launched free drinking water system. — VNS Photo Sơn Ca
HỘI AN — Free drinking water taps have been installed in four locations in the ancient city of Hội An.
Director of the city’s Culture and Sports Centre, Võ Phùng told Việt Nam News that the system will be officially for use from June 19 at the entrance ticket counters to the Old Quarter.
The move is part of plastic waste reduction efforts in the UNESCO-recognised world heritage site.
Phùng said people can refill their own water bottles from taps at 8 Hoàng Diệu; 78 Lê Lợi, 155B Trần Phú and 62 Bạch Đằng streets.
He said the system will help reduce the use of water bottles in Hội An.
Earlier this year, Hội An launched a campaign to raise awareness of good behaviour and hospitality among the community, promoting a friendly tourism environment.
Local people have been encouraged to maintain tranquility and avoid single-use plastic bags, straws and cups.
According to the city’s Culture and Sports Centre, 2.3 million tourists, including 2 million foreigners, visited the Old Quarter in Hội An last year. Half of the foreign tourists were from China and Korea. — VNS