|A car park in Thừa Thiên Huế. — VNA/VNS Photo Quốc Việt
THUA THIEN HUE (VNS) — The central coastal province of Thua Thien Hue will build and upgrade 15 bus stations and 42 car parks within the next five years to meet with the increasing demand.
The plan was approved by the provincial People's Committee in order to cope with alarming shortage of car parks which caused congestion and affected the aesthetics of the province.
The transportation development plan for the period 2015 to 2020, with a vision for 2030, said that the provincial transportation network would serve as a consistent system, connecting provincial and regional economic zones and also ensuring circulation within the region and for the country's transport system.
Initially, the province will invest in the bus station system on the edge of the city centre comprising the South bus station and North bus station. Besides, the locality is also renovating, upgrading and expanding the Dong Ba bus station, rebuilding the tourist bus station Nguyen Hoang to serve the needs of enterprises and travellers.
In addition, new bus stations will be constructed in Chan May-Lang Co area and each district centre will have its own. The province also has to locate rest areas on the highway for long distance vehicles, in accordance with the provincial development planning.
Every year, three million to 3.2 million tourists come to Thua Thien Hue, which translates into that many passengers per year. However, the local transport infrastructure here was built a long time ago with narrow roads, short streets which resulted in frequent traffic jams. Especially in recent years, the number of private cars have grown rapidly, causing mayhem on the streets of the province. — VNS