HCMC to offer more river boat tours

HCMC - The HCMC Department of Transport announced on June 11 that it was working with its counterpart in Binh Duong Province to survey and put into operation a new speedboat that links Bach Dang Wharf with Cu Chi Tunnels and destinations in the neighboring province.

Superdong Phu Quy 1 express ship departs from Phan Thiet to Phu Quy on June 21, 2018. HCMC is set offer speedboat services connecting Bach Dang Wharf with Cu Chi Tunnels and destinations in Binh Duong Province – PHOTO: VNA

In particular, the city’s transport department and relevant units have conducted a survey on safety conditions for operating wharves, vehicles, and travel activities on this waterway.

Tran Song Hai, director of Greenlines DP Technology Co., Ltd, which operates the speedboat, said that this route will link HCMC with Thu Dau Mot City (Binh Duong) and Cu Chi Tunnels. Hai expected that this route will be officially put into service from July 2020.

The new service will offer four trips per day, departing from Bach Dang Wharf at 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., and from Cu Chi at 2.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m. The fare is VND220,000 for the section from Bach Dang Wharf to Ben Dinh, VND120,000 for Bach Dang-Binh Duong, and VND150,000 for Binh Duong-Cu Chi leg.

The route stretching 78 kilometers will take passengers to places such as Bach Dang Wharf (District 1), Hoa Binh Wharf (Binh Thanh District), Tiamo Wharf (Thu Dau Mot City), Ben Dinh and Ben Duoc (Cu Chi District) and vice versa. It will take about 120 minutes for a single full trip.

In the first stage, the company will operate a GreenlinesDP K7 boat with a capacity of 96 passengers, a GreenlinesDP C9 with a capacity of 150 passengers, and a yacht.

The express boats are equipped with full amenities including wifi.