Capital develops night-time economy


VGP – The Capital City of Ha Noi has taken initial steps to allow some activities to run overnight until 6:00 AM of the next day with a view to optimizing the night-time economy.

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The move was made in response to PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s project on the night-time economy in some major tourism cities and zones.

Vice Chairman of the Hoan Kiem District People’s Committee Nguyen Anh Quan hoped that the pilot project would help the district to develop night-time economy.

In the short term, Hoan Kiem district will pilot walking streets around Hoan Kiem Lake and surround areas; develop food streets as well as business streets. 

A pilot phase will be implemented until August 31, 2021, targeting to shape night-time economic space which will lay a foundation for the night-time economy. 

From September 1, 2021, the city will develop the night-time economy across the city. 

Under the project, night-time activities would have expanded opening hours in some key tourism areas, including Ha Noi, Quang Ninh, Hai Phong, HCMC, Da Nang, Hoi An, Thua Thien-Hue, Can Tho, Da Lat, and Phu Quoc.  

After the pilot implementation, evaluation of the economic efficiency and management efficiency would be carried out to develop an operating model for the night-time economy and bring it to other localities.

The project aims to exploit the potential of the night-time economy in Viet Nam to promote overall economic growth, improving incomes for residents while limiting risks and negative impacts on political security, social order and safety

Earlier, public activities are not allowed after midnight. Only clubs inside tourist accommodation establishments rated at least three stars or higher are permitted to open after midnight but not later than 2:00 am the following day./.

By Kim Anh