|A coach station in Hải Phòng City. - VNA/VNS Photo Lâm Khánh|
HẢI PHÒNG — The northern coastal city of Hải Phòng plans to mobilise investment from the private sector to build eight new coach stations in the period from 2018-20.
The planned stations are Hải Thành Station in Dương Kinh District, Vĩnh Niệm Station in Lê Chân District, a southern station in Kiến An District, an eastern station in Hải An District, Minh Đức Station in Thủy Nguyên District, Tiên Lãng Station in Tiên Lãng District, Đại Hợp Station in Kiến Thụy District and Cát Hải Station in Cát Hải District.
Deputy Chairman of the city’s People’s Committee Nguyễn Xuân Bình said that the move aims to reduce pressure on the State budget and increase competitiveness in investing and operating stations and parking lots.
Investment allocation from the private sector will ensure transparency and community supervision on the operation of coach stations and parking lots, he said.
The city will study a call for investment in coach stations and parking lots under the public-private sector or operate the stations and parking lots combined with commercial and service activities, he said.
The city has proposed building underground parking lots combined with commercial and service activities under parks and tree areas on the ground. During the 2021-25 period, three coach stations will have their functions changed to serve buses and commercial services.
They are the old Đồ Sơn Station, old Kiến Thụy Station and old An Lão Station. Seven coach stations will be constructed during this period in the districts of Đồ Sơn, Thủy Nguyên, Tiên Lãng, Hà Phương, Vĩnh Bảo, Kiến Thụy and An Lão.
As part of coach station and parking lot plans, the city prioritises smart parking areas in the city centre districts of Hồng Bàng, Ngô Quyền and Lê Chân with a regularly high density of vehicles. — VNS