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VN approves extension of tourist-car service via border

Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh has given the green light to extend a pilot project of tourist cars in the north-eastern province of Quang Ninh until June 30 next year.

The tourist car service between Vietnam’s Mong Cai city and China’s Dongxing City, has been piloted since 2016 (Photo:


The pilot project, which allowed tourist cars between Vietnam’s Mong Cai city and China’sDongxing city, has been implemented by the provincial People’s Committee since2016.

Until thebeginning of 2018, people have been permitted to drive tourist cars to Ha Longcity, the online newspaper Voice of Vietnam reported.

It isestimated that about 1,580 passengers with 530 tourist cars immigrated and thenexited via the Mong Cai International Border Gate since 2016 under tightsupervision of the committee to ensure safety for passengers and security forthe locality.

Under thepilot process, the committee has learned experiences and gradually improved itsservice in an attempt to attract more tourists, contributing to provincialsocio-economic development.

Pham NgocThuy, Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said theGovernment ordered the locality to quickly upgrade the transport infrastructurebefore being allowed to officially run the service.

Thus, theprovince upgraded local roads from Mong Cai city to Ha Long city to meet theGovernment’s requirements, he said.

Theprovince had set a target to become a fascinating destination with diverseservices for tourists in the near future, he added.-VNA