Da Nang to renovate backpacker area at $1.6 mln

By Nguyen Dong   November 30, 2021 | 09:00 pm PT
Da Nang to renovate backpacker area at $1.6 mln
A part of An Thuong backpacker precinct in Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Dong
Authorities in Da Nang City have approved a plan to renovate the An Thuong backpacker zone at a cost of VND36.5 billion ($1.61 million) to boost tourism.

The area, which straddles Tran Bach Dang, An Thuong 2, Hoang Ke Viem, Ngo Thi Si, and Vo Nguyen Giap streets in Ngu Hanh Son District, will have surveillance cameras and a wifi system installed.

Trees will be planted.

Lighting systems will be installed.

The work is scheduled for completion next year.

The backpacker zone was launched in 2018 and has become popular with tourists.

The city is one of five localities that fully vaccinated foreign tourists are allowed to visit under a vaccine passport trial program. The others are Khanh Hoa, Kien Giang, Quang Nam, and Quang Ninh provinces.

The city is expected to receive over 11,000 foreign tourists this month.

Da Nang authorities also plan to spend VND1.3 million to improve the electricity system and other infrastructure along Vo Nguyen Giap Street to serve the night economy and tourism events on My An beach.

Da Nang received more than 8.6 million visitors in 2019 and earned revenues of VND31 trillion from tourism.

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