Last update: 17:56 | 09/01/2018
Tan Dai Phong Construction Trade Production Company last week launched an electric car service for tourists in Can Tho City, which takes in the famous tourist destinations in Ninh Kieu, Binh Thuy and Phong Dien districts.
Tan Dai Phong holds a ceremony in Can Tho City to launch electric car service last week
Nguyen Thanh Phong, director of the company, said the company initially put three 9-15 seater cars into service and was planning to have three more cars costing a total of VND3 billion (US$132,000) in the first quarter of this year.
The routes include Ninh Kieu Wharf-Truc Lam Phuong Nam Monastery-My Khanh, Ninh Kieu Wharf-Thu Khoa Huan Monument-Binh Thuy Temple, and Ninh Kieu Wharf-Tan An Temple-Night Market. The ticket price is VND20,000 per kilometer per car.
Tan Dai Phong will put 26 other electric cars into service in the coming time if the trial operation is successful.
Pham Van Luan, deputy director of the Can Tho Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said the city last year received 7.5 million tourists, including 300,000 foreigners. Total tourism revenue grew 60% year-on-year to VND2.9 trillion.
The municipal government has issued Decision No.03-NQ/TU developing tourism into the city’s key economic sector in 2020.
According to the Ministry of Transport, there are currently about 40 businesses operating 1,300 electric cars nationwide.