A pedestrian street will be piloted at Ninh Kieu Wharf in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho.
The plan was approved by Nguyen Ngoc Anh, vice chairman of Ninh Kieu District People’s Committee.
The pedestrian street in the Hai Ba Trung Street area, runs along the wharf, and is divided into three areas. The first will specialise in shopping and cuisine activities as well as the performance of Don Ca Tai Tu, a genre of chamber music from the southern region of Vietnam. The second area is for incense offering ceremonies for Late President Ho Chi Minh on special occasions and holidays. While the third is for music and folk games activities.
The pedestrian way runs along Ninh Kieu Wharf
The street is scheduled to become operational on the coming occasion of Reunification Day (30/4) and May Day (1/5).
According to Anh, during the trial run period, the street will be open every Saturday, from 6 to 10 pm.
Tan An Ward authorities have been assigned to arrange a parking lot for people on the pedestrian street. Vehicles are kept free of charge during the operational time of the street.
The district then will review the pilot phase for further investment so that the pedestrian area would be put into use officially.