The Nha Trang Tourist Pier in the south-central coastal city of Nha Trang began a trial run on May 5.
|In Nha Trang (Photo: VNA) |
It will replace the Cau Da Tourist Pier in the city’s Vinh Nguyen commune, which has been at full capacity for many years.
The new 5,500 square metre pier is for passenger transport, with each boat allowed to carry a maximum of 99 people.
Local authorities plan to replace Cau Da Pier with a park and a parking lot.
Nha Trang is a popular beach resort in Khanh Hoa province. Its long stretches of stunning beaches, primeval islands, scuba diving, mud baths, as well as excellent local dishes have made the locality an alluring destination for foreign tourists, particularly those from China and Russia.
According to statistics from the provincial Department of Tourism, the province welcomed 3.56 million foreign arrivals in 2019, a year-on-year surge of 28.4 percent.
However, the tourism sector has been hurt by the acute respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) from the outset of the year.