Vietnam's night-time economy will soon materialise through the night-time economy development plan approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to pilot extending the opening hours of all services to 6am.
|Night-time economy activities and services will be able to stay open throughout the night at pilot cities |
Specifically, the pilot will be carried out in some cities and provinces which are home to well-known tourist spots such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, the northern province of Quang Ninh, the central cities of Danang and Hoi An, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, and the southern cities of Can Tho, Dalat, and Phu Quoc.
After the pilot in these areas, the local governments will build a suitable night-time economy model to replicate in other cities and provinces.
The pilot will include three groups of solutions,including raising awareness of night-time economy-related benefits and risks, completing policies and the legal framework to mitigate risks, improving the image of the night-time economy.
During the pilot scheme, the prime minister also required provincial and city people’s committees to research and develop appropriate policies facilitating the development of the night-time economy to align with the actual conditions of each area and their specific investment attraction capacity.
The government's policy to develop the night-time economy is aimed to maximise economic growth potential, raise people’s income, as well as restrict the hazards and negative impacts on political and social stability.