HANOI – The People’s Committee in Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem district launched a pilot tram project on July 17, to serve tourists visiting the capital city’s Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake, Vietnam news agency reported Monday.
In the first phase of the project, the Dong Xuan Joint Stock Company, a project investor purchased 12 trams with the capacity of eight passengers each, to meet tourist requirements for sightseeing and reduce traffic in the capital city which will also protect the environment.
The trams will start from a station in Dinh Tien Hoang street to take tourists to historical sites, the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake.
The operation hours during the day will be from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm and from 7 pm to 11 pm and a ride cost 15,000 Vietnam dong (US$0.8).
The project is part of activities to mark the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.