The tourist car service between Việt Nam’s Móng Cái City and China’s Dongxing City, has been piloted since 2016. — Photo vov.vn
HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Phạm Bình Minh has given the green light to extend a pilot project of tourist cars in the north-eastern province of Quảng Ninh until June 30 next year.
The pilot project, which allowed tourist cars between Việt Nam’s Móng Cái City and China’s Dongxing City, has been implemented by the provincial People’s Committee since 2016.
Until the beginning of 2018, people have been permitted to drive the tourist cars to Hạ Long City, the online newspaper Voice of Việt Nam reported.
It is estimated that about 1,580 passengers with 530 tourist cars immigrated and then exited via the Móng Cái International Border Gate since 2016 under tight supervision of the committee to ensure safety for passengers and security for the locality.
Under the pilot process, the committee has learned experiences and gradually improved its service in an attempt to attract more tourists, contributing to provincial socio-economic development.
Phạm Ngọc Thủy, head of the provincial Culture, Sports and Tourism Department, said the Government ordered the locality to quickly upgrade the transport infrastructure before being allowed to officially run the service.
Thus, the province upgraded local roads from Móng Cái City to Hạ Long City to meet the Government’s requirements, he said.
The province had set a target to become a fascinating destination with diverse services for tourists in the near future, he added. — VNS