According to the city’s government, waterway tourism will become a typical tourist product of Ho Chi Minh City.
Vice director of the Ho Chi Minh City Institute for Development Studies, Asscociate Professor Nguyen Van Trinh said that the local authorities should ask relevant departments to offer tours with reasonable prices and ensure the safety of visitors as well as focus on building more piers, offering attractive destinations and reducing plastic waste flowing from rivers.
Ho Chi Minh City has a great potential for water-way tourism with about 1,000 km of rivers and canals running through historical sites and fruit gardens. a water-way tour will give travelers a chance to explore cultural and historical sites, architectural works and cuisine along river banks.
The meeting was co-organized by the Ho Chi Minh City Institute for Development Studies, Ho Chi Minh City University of Culture and the municipal Department of Tourism.