|Cần Thơ City’s Cái Răng Floating Market will be upgraded, with better power grid infrastructure and more piers and public restrooms. – VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Sang|
CẦN THƠ – Cần Thơ City plans to upgrade the Cái Răng Floating Market with total investment of VNĐ8 billion (US$351,840), according to Phạm Văn Luận, deputy director of the city’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
The project, which involves upgrading the power grid infrastructure on the river, building piers and public restrooms, and collecting garbage, aims to boost tourism and attract more visitors to the floating market.
In the long term, the city will call for investment in new hotels near the market.
Since 70 to 80 per cent of domestic and international tourists to Cần Thơ visit the floating market, it is important to upgrade it, Luận said.
In addition to tourism activities, the city hosts many extracurricular activities at the market for students from other provinces. -- VNS