HCMC to plan oriental medicine quarter for tourism

Deputy Chairman of People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen yesterday liaised with district 5 people’s committee to develop the oriental medicine quarter into a tourism destination.

Deputy Chairman Tuyen (R) talks with people in the quarter (Photo: SGGP)

Oriental medicine quarter in district 5 includes Luong Nhu Hoc street, Trieu Quang Phuc street and Hai Thuong Lan Ong street.

In the meeting, Deputy Chairman Tuyen said that though the special quarter developed much, tourists just come to see and it has not been a destination for tourism.

City authorities have given heed to offer more tourism products and will support locations with tourism products.

Chairman of People’s Committee in district 5 Pham Quoc Huy said that the oriental medicine quarter was established years ago for providing oriental medical treatment and sales of herbs.

Chairman Huy said that there are 128 oriental medicine shops and clinics on the streets.

During the urban development time many new houses were built mingling with ancient ones, hence it is ideal to become a tourism destination in the city, he said.

One of difficulties is how to control the origin of medicine, said the district chairman, therefore, the district has asked the Ministry of Defense’s Medicine Institute to provide training for inspectors.

Moreover, preservation of medicine and display of products need to be re-arranged to win consumers’ trust, he added.

City Deputy Chairman Tuyen asked the district government to create favorable conditions for business and increase people’s awareness of food safety and taxation.

By Van Anh – translated by Uyen Phuong

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