Vung Tau beach to get $48M makeover

By Truong Ha   February 29, 2024 | 10:19 pm PT
Vung Tau beach to get $48M makeover
Aerial view of the crowded Bai Sau beach of Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province. Photo by VnExpress/Truong Ha
The Bai Sau beach of Vung Tau City in southern Vietnam is scheduled for renovation in July, with an investment cost at over VND1.2 trillion ($48.68 million).

Mai Ngoc Thuan, deputy chairman of the Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province People's Council, said Thursday the renovation of Thuy Van Street, where the Bai Sau beach runs along, will be funded with the province's budget, and is expected to be completed in April 2025.

The project will add a new park spanning over 17 ha to the area, which currently has a 2-ha park running from Phan Chu Trinh Street to the Vung Tau's tourist support and management center.

One side of Thuy Van Street will be expanded from 10.5 m to 12.5 m to accommodate more vehicles, allowing them to receive and let off passengers at hotels and malls. The other side facing the sea will stay at current width. Drainage systems will also be upgraded, and more trees planted along the street.

Thuy Van Street connects several tourism sites of Vung Tau. However, buildings in the area have yet to be coordinated well, causing them to block the view of the sea.

Public infrastructures have also been regarded as low-quality and not attractive enough for tourists. Ba Ria-Vung Tau authorities said the project would create spaces for festivals and tourism, turning Vung Tau into a tourism center.

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