The pilot project to operate tramcars around the Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi’s Old Quarter for tourists will be kicked off in July 2010.
Online PR News – 15-June-2010 – – Hanoi Vice-Chair Nguyen Van Khoi met with Hoan Kiem district officials last week to discuss the plan.
The tramcar route will start from Dinh Tien Hoang Street and stop at 53 Hang Duong – Dong Xuan Market – 25 Hang Chieu – 9 Hang Vai – 97 Hang Buom – 80 Ma May – 42 Hang Bac – 6A Hang Bo – 22 Bat Dan – 47 Hang Quat – 14 Le Thai Tho – Bo Ho Post Office – Ba Kieu Temple.
Khoi told Hoan Kiem District to put this route into operation as of July and also requested that the Department of Transportation and Police Agency submit the rules for tramcar operation before June 20.
The tramcar project was scheduled to start before Tet Nguyen Dan 2010 (Vietnamese traditional New Year) but tramcars couldn’t hit the streets because the Law on Road Transport did not cover licensing for tramcars.