Can Tho (VNA) – The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho has launched  a project on green tourism at the Cai Rang
Floating Market, one of the most-visited destinations in the region.

The city has asked the Cai Rang District’s People’s Committee to collect
statistics on households living on the floating market and conduct research on
their needs for clean water, power, restrooms, and other essential needs to
improve their living standards.

District authorities also need to develop sustainable tourism solutions, such
as regular collection of trash on the river and improvement of public awareness
about environmental protection, food hygiene and safety, and green tourism.

In addition, the district should create jobs involved in tourist activities at
the floating market.

Can Tho has asked the city’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism to work
with the city’s Bank for Social Policies to offer soft loans for households
doing business at the floating market.

The Department of Transport has been asked to ensure safety and order at
harbours in Ninh Kieu and Cai Rang districts, while the Police Department will
rearrange the mooring system for boats to ensure safety and order on waterways.

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is cooperating with the
departments of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Industry and Trade on trade
promotions to drive the “One Commune, One Product” product sales at
the floating market.

The work will give local craft villages and farmers opportunities to introduce
their products to tourists.

The Cai Rang Floating Market began over 100 years ago as a place to sell
agricultural products and local cuisine.

Apart from selling fruits and vegetables from the city, it also offers special
farm products from neighbouring provinces.

The region’s foods, specialties and handicraft products are also sold at the

It is open every day from 4am to 9am, and attracts up to 500 boats visiting the
kilometre-long market during holidays and festivals.

The market was recognised as a national intangible cultural heritage in 2016./.