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Hue to pedestrianise three streets
  • | danviet, dtinews.vn | August 12, 2017 12:58 PM
Hue City People's Committee announced on August 12 that they would ban vehicles on three pedestrian streets from Friday to Sunday nights.

  

Pham Ngu Lao Street

The city authorities have discussed with other agencies about pedestrianising Chu Van An, Pham Ngu Lao and Vo Thi Sau streets for tourism. Vehicles will be banned from entering the streets from 6 pm to 2 am.

Businesses on those streets will be re-arranged and the authorities will encourage locals to switch to tourism services. There will also be regulations about sign boards and advertising boards on those streets. Street performances will take place at the intersections while food vendors will be located along the streets.

The pedestrian streets are expected to open this September.

Hue Chairman Nguyen Van Thanh said the pedestrian streets aim to meet the entertainment needs from the locals and tourists. This will be one of the city's highlight and help enrich the tourism services.

The authorities will set up parking lots on nearby Doi Cung and Nguyen Thai Hoc streets. Some nearby hotels such as Huong Giang and Century will be asked to help with the parking problem. Meanwhile, locals on the streets will be given free parking tickets. It is estimated that there are about 1,500 motorbikes, 82 bicycles and 63 cars in the area.

Statistics from Hue Department of Business show that 1,400 tourists, most of them are international tourists, visit Pham Ngu Lao, Chu Van An and Vo Thi Sau each day. A survey claimed that 60.9% of the locals supported the pedestrianisation plan.

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