Last update: 16:48 | 11/09/2017
Hue authorities will open more walking zones on Chu Van An, Pham Ngu Lao and Vo Thi Sau Streets later this month, according to Vice Chairman of Hue municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Dang Thanh.
The entire pavement of facades on these walking streets will be used for business purposes and business households will have to pay fees to local authorities.
All vehicles will be banned from Friday to Sunday to prioritise pedestrian and business activities.
Five parking lots will be established near the walking streets to facilitate travel for local residents and tourists.
In addition, a land lot under a stadium on the Nguyen Thai Hoc Street will also be used to keep vehicles for the tourists during the walking time.
The Truong Tien Bridge is also scheduled to be used for pedestrians on weekend evenings. The Thua Thien-Hue provincial People’s Committee has invested VND3.8 billion in repairing this bridge in a bid to attract more visitors to Hue.
The previous repair was carried out more than 20 years ago in 1995.
The local authorities hope that these moves will help create a boost in tourism and in the local economy.