Da Lat aims to boost night-time economy hinh anh 1Da Lat night market (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The People’s Committee of Da Lat city, a popular tourist destination in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, has issued a plan to develop the local night-time economy with an aim to boost its economic growth.

Under the plan, the city will pilot a variety of night-time economic activities in two phases.

For 2023, the city plans to build a musical water park in the Da Lat Flower Garden, a 900m-long food street along Tran Le street and Hoang Van Thu lake, and organise night-time activities across inner-city streets near the Da Lat night market and Lam Vien square.

For the 2023-2030 period, it is set to convert a 1.6km section of Tran Quoc Toan street into a pedestrian street where locals and tourists can enjoy art performances and go shopping. The city during this period will also build a new night market near Anh Sang (Light) park that is expected to be more modern and better organised than the existing one along Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street.

The city will set up a night-time economic complex featuring entertainment activities, casino services, shophouses and clubhouses in the 2023-2030.

To develop the night-time economy in the years to come, the provincial administration said it will call on investors to set up an entertainment area in the basement of the Da Lat golf club on Tran Quoc Toan street.

This area will offer dining, bar, cinema and game services to visitors in case activities on the pedestrian street are closed on rainy days.

The night-time economy is expected to help ease traffic congestion in the city centre, increase the income of local people and thereby improve their livelihoods, the city’s government said, adding that it will take into account possible risks and negative impacts of the night-time economy model to ensure public safety and security.

Situated on a plateau around 1,500 metres above sea level, Da Lat enjoys year-round cool weather that is in contrast to Vietnam’s tropical climate.

As one of Vietnam’s biggest flower-growing regions, producing around 3 billion flower cuts every year, the city is a must-visit destination for flower lovers around the world.

Last year, the city welcomed about 7 million visitors, including about 140,000 foreign visitors./.