Can Tho exploit potential, develop night economy


To promote the full potential of night economic development, Can Tho City issued Decision 1401/QD-UBND to implement the project of developing night economy in the area.

Ninh Kieu Wharf is a highlight for the Can Tho city develops night economy.

Can Tho is the traffic hub of the Mekong Delta region and has many 3 – 5 star accommodation facilities, so it is chosen by tourists as a stopover when starting and ending their travel in the provinces, the city of this land of nine dragons.

Despite holding so many rules over the years, Can Tho City has not yet created an attractive product to serve the needs of tourists staying at night. Therefore, the organization of night activities will be a necessary highlight to meet the needs of visitors.

In fact, in recent years, the night economy in Can Tho City was formed based on demand and focused on 3 main activities: Food and beverage services, entertainment in the period from 18:00 to 22:00; except for Karaoke places – bars … operating until 3 am and supermarket business – fashion – cosmetics.

Ninh Kieu night market attracts many tourists when coming to the Can Tho cityAlso according to Can Tho City People’s Committee, night economy is one of the important solutions to increase attraction for tourists, contributing to prolonging the length of stay and economic development of Can Tho City. Besides, the night economy is also expected to contribute to creating jobs and increasing incomes for people.

Therefore, on April 28, Can Tho City People’s Committee has issued Decision 1401/QD-UBND approving “Project on night economic development in the area and this project will be piloted in Ninh Kieu district.

The project is funded by the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Can Tho City presides over the implementation, with the common goal of developing night economy in the city with diversified and attractive planning, products and services. At the same time, raise the society’s awareness of night economic development; ensure the harmonization of interests between people and businesses and state management in the development of the night economy.

In order to serve the needs of entertainment at night for residents of the city, the Mekong Delta region, domestic and foreign tourists, especially to effectively exploit natural and cultural resources. Taking advantage of available infrastructure and services in the area, attracting investment from businesses to develop models and diversify types of products for the night economy.

Ninh Kieu Pedestrian Street creates momentum for the night-time economic development of Can Tho City

Also according to Can Tho City People’s Committee, the project implementation roadmap in the period from 2022 to 2024 is to deploy a pilot model in Ninh Kieu district. The plan to deploy the pilot model is implemented by the People’s Committee of Ninh Kieu district with pilot contents. It is to continue to maintain and improve the active substance; at the same time, it is allowed to expand the operating time frame from 6pm the previous day to 6am the next day for existing activities such as street vendors on Phan Chu Trinh – Phan Boi Chau streets; Ninh Kieu night market on Vo Van Tan – Nguyen Thai Hoc street (trading in garments, fine arts…); Can Tho food night market on Song Hau street; routes specialized in fashion Nguyen Trai, Nguyen Viet Hong, Mau Than and De Tham cuisine; karaoke activities…

Besides, Can Tho City will call for investment in places with potential for concentrated night-time economic development such as: The area from Ninh Kieu pedestrian bridge to Tran Phu street, Le Loi street area, Khai Luong canal area from Ninh Kieu pedestrian bridge to House 3 of Cai Khe Trade Center in Cai Khe Ward,…

By 2024, evaluate, learn from pilot experience and prepare resources to develop the city-wide night economy. And by 2025, it will operate and replicate the night economic model in districts in Can Tho City

Typically for the piloting of a night economic model, Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Anh, Vice Chairman of Ninh Kieu District People’s Committee said that on the occasion of the last 30/4 holiday, Ninh Kieu pedestrian street was officially launched, serving locals and tourists. This is one of the key activities, deployed on a pilot basis, to create a highlight for the city’s economic development and night tourism.

Thanh Tung

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