|The An Giang Province plans to have 37 ferry boats operating during the Tết (Lunar New Year) holidays to meet visitor demand. — VNA/VNS Photo Thế Duyệt|
AN GIANG — The An Giang Ferry Co. Ltd plans to add more ferries during Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday from February 1 to February 10 to meet the demand of visitors in the province.
Trần Quốc Long, chairman of the An Giang Ferry Co. Ltd, said the company would have at least 37 ferries ranging from 30 to 200 tonnes at ferry terminals in the province during the holiday period.
The Châu Giang ferry terminal in Châu Đốc District will have six ferries with a capacity of 60 and 100 tonnes each.
The Tân Châu Ferry terminal in Tân Châu District will have eight ferries of 30 to 60 tonnes each, while the Tân An terminal will have three with capacity of 30 tonnes.
The Năng Gù ferry terminal in Châu Phú District will have six ferries with capacity of 45 and 60 tonnes each.
The company expects the number of visitors and vehicles at terminals will increase by 10 to 15 per cent compared to normal days. The company has also recruited 30 per cent more employees for the holiday period.
The company has also directed all ferry units to work overtime during the holiday season
The province’s Department of Transport has told waterway transport units to ensure traffic safety and order at the terminals.
The department has also directed units to reinforce ferry bridges, roads and lighting systems, and have a sufficient number of life vests on each ferry. — VNS