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Da Nang to debut open-top double decker buses for tourists
The central coastal city of Da Nang plans to debut an open-top double-decker bus as part of the Da Nang City Tour service – the first of its kind in Vietnam.
Vice director of the city’s tourism department, Tran Chi Cuong, told Vietnam News that the tour service would create a more real experience for the city’s sight-seers.
He said the department, in cooperation with relevant city agencies, was exploring possible bus routes that would include destinations in the city as well as in Hoi An city.
Cuong said the bus system has been awaiting approval from the ministry of transport, which had not yet allowed the operation of open-top double-decker buses in Vietnam.
In 2012, the city introduced battery-powered cars for tourists traveling along coastal destinations as a promotion for environmentally friendly public vehicle use.
The city lies within easy reach of the country’s best heritage icons, including Phong Nha-Ke Bang in Quang Binh, the UNESCO-recognised world heritage Hue monument complex, the ancient city of Hoi An, My Son Sanctuary and a world biosphere reserve, Cham Island in Quang Nam.
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Thailand's Central Group buying e-commerce site Zalora's Thai business
An employee passes by a Zalora sign at their office in Singapore April 5, 2016. Thailand's Central Group is buying the Thai business of fashioned-focused e-commerce site Zalora, a unit of the group said on Wednesday. "Central Group Online .... has studied the deal and signed the agreement to acquire Zalora business in Thailand," Narumon Wipajaroen, company secretary for Central Group Online (COL.BK), said in a statement. Zalora Group said in a statement that it was also selling its Vietnam… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Top Obama officials meet China state councilor in New York
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Vietnam well poised to face growth challenges
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Ha Giang announces 21 free wifi hotspots
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US military detects failed N. Korean missile launch: official
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