CẦN THƠ— The Vietnam Road Administration will close the Vàm Cống Ferry terminal at the end of the month as a new bridge has been built.
The Road Administration has been working with the Cửu Long Corporation for Investment Development and Project Management of Infrastructure (CIPM) to ensure traffic order and safety on Vàm Cống Bridge, which replaces Vàm Cống Ferry terminal.
Nguyễn Phúc Nguyên, head of the terminal, said since the Vàm Cống Bridge was put into use in mid-May, the number of people using the ferry had dropped by 80 per cent.
The ferry management unit has arranged new jobs for 100 workers at Đình Khao, Đại Ngãi, Kênh Tắt and Láng Sắt ferries.
The station has 10 ferries, including eight 200-tonne ferries and two 100-tonne ferries.
About 600 ferry trips served around 5,000 cars and 12,000 motorbikes per day, and on the weekend about 800 ferry trips served 6,500 to 7,000 cars and 22,000 motorbikes. —VNS