Hoi An to try out first bus route hinh anh 1A Da Nang - Hoi An bus (Source: disanquangnam.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) - The city of Hoi An will begin the first trial of a public bus route connecting major destinations; An Bang and Cua Dai beach, the old quarter and Tra Que vegetable garden, on February 26-27.

It's the first bus route to be operated in the inner city.

The city's Action Centre said the bus route will start from Nguyen Hue street, near Hoi An market and pass streets including Hai Ba Trung, Tran Hung Dao, Lac Long Quan and Cua Dai.

The centre said eight 16-seat vans will be used in the first trial of the route with free tickets available at tourism information desks, hotels, resorts and home-stays.

Buses will run every 15 minutes from 8am till 9pm every day.

The second trial will take place in September and next February before officially launching in 2017.

The public bus route is sponsored by the Japan Fund for Global environment.

The city also hopes to become the first environmentally friendly city in Vietnam by boosting the use of bicycles. A Car Free Day is also planned.

The UNESCO-recognised world heritage city started using solar power public lighting systems at the city's Hoai River Square and Cham Islands from 2013.-VNA