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Hue to inaugurate pedestrian road along Huong riverbank in September

August 22, 2018 | 18:59

A pedestrian road along the southern bank of Huong River, one of the most well-known destinations in Hue city in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, will be put into use on September 15.

A pedestrian road along the southern bank of Huong River, one of the most well-known destinations in Hue city in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, will be put into use on September 15.

Hue to inaugurate pedestrian road along Huong riverbank in September

A pedestrian road along the southern bank of Huong River will be put into use on September 15. (Photo: VNA)

Its construction started in February 2018 at a cost of over VND 52.9 billion (USD 2.27 million) sponsored by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

The project includes a 400m ironwood-floored pedestrian bridge, a wharf, an outdoor stage, lighting and traffic systems and a pedestrian street along the Huong riverbank from Phu Xuan bridge to Festival restaurant.

The road aims to connect Nguyen Dinh Chieu pedestrian street with Ly Tu Trong Park.

The bridge’s parquet floor, costing VND 5.14 billion (around USD 220,600), uses ironwood which is said to be suitable to the city’s landscape and weather. The KOICA management board said the natural material is easy to process, woodworm-free, non-distorted in hot and humid weather, and has good bearing capacity.

The road is part of a planning project for 15 km of Huong riverbanks from Vong Canh hill to Bao Vinh ancient street. The project is estimated to cost USD 6 million funded by KOICA as non-refundable assistance.

In the first seven months of the year, the province welcomed 2.79 million arrivals, including more than 1.15 million foreigners, up 9.35 per cent and 41.02 per cent respectively.

Accounting for one third of the foreign holiday-makers to Thua Thien-Hue, the Republic of Korea topped the list of the province’s tourist sources. Meanwhile, stable growth was seen in French, British and German markets.

According to Le Huu Minh, Vice Director of the provincial Department of Tourism, Chan May port welcomed 96,300 foreign visitors, most of whom were from China, Spain, Britain, the U.S., and Canada.

From the outset of the year, the province has organised a string of activities like cultural festivals, art performances, and cuisine festivals to lure more tourists to the locality./.

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