Northern Vietnam city gets first walking street

By Le Tan   April 10, 2023 | 04:59 pm PT
Northern Vietnam city gets first walking street
An illustration of the future walking street in Hai Duong. Photo courtesy of Hai Duong Town
The first pedestrian-only street in the northern city of Hai Duong will open to the public on April 28.

Tran Ho Dang, chairman of the Hai Duong Town People’s Committee in the eponymous province, said the walking street would encompass Thong Nhat Square, half of Bach Dang Street, half of Bui Thi Xuan Street, Chuong Duong Street, and the Hong Quang Bridge.

The street will be home to 45 stalls selling signature regional products.

According to local authorities, the street will be open each weekend starting at 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

Thong Nhat Square will host two large-scale art performances on its main stage every month.

The pedestrian street section around the Bach Dang River will also feature light shows.

To support foot traffic, Hai Duong will install three Wi-Fi hotspots, electric sockets and five public toilets. Authorities of Le Thanh Nghi and Tran Phu wards have been tasked with ensuring security and order on the perimeters of the pedestrian street.

Two nurses will also be stationed at a medical clinic at 91 Bach Dang Street.

Hai Duong authorities will also cooperate with tourism businesses to organize tours associated with the pedestrian street and other attractions in the province.

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