The People’s Committee of HoanKiem district has prepared a draft decree on allowing businesses in the Old Quarter, around HoànKiếm Lake (or the Lake of Returned Sword) and some surrounding areas to stay open until 2am.

The decree will contain conditions that organisations and businesses have to meet, as well as the scope and duration of the pilot period.

The draft decree has received comments from the district’s Party Standing Committee and related departments, and will be submitted to the municipal administration for consideration soon.

A year after allowing restaurants, bars and other entertainment establishments in the HàNội Old Quarter to remain open late, the capital city has received positive feedback from residents and visitors.

Last September, the Ha Noi People’s Committee agreed to allow restaurants, bars and entertainment centres in the Old Quarter to stay open until 2am on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays on a pilot basis.– VNA