Ho Chi Minh City will launch its first electric bus service going through downtown tourist destinations like Ben Thanh Market, the War Remnants Museum and Nguyen Hue walking street early next month.

The buses will run between September 23 Park and Sai Gon Zoo and Botanical Garden in District 1 with 27 stops along the way on streets such as Ton Duc Thang, Nguyen Hue, Hai Ba Trung, and Le Duan.

They will operate between 8am and 6pm every day, with a bus departing every 10 minutes. Tickets will cost 10,000 VND while a bus can be rented for 100,000 VND (4.7 USD) per hour.-VNA