Thousands of local residents in the southern hub of Vietnam have enthusiastically visited the first pedestrian promenade on Nguyen Hue street, which became operational on April 29.

Nguyen Thanh Chung, Director of the municipal Department of Transport, said that the project to upgrade the street, which began in September 2014, has been completed at a total cost of 470 billion VND (21.9 million USD), with water fountains and light systems installed.

He added that completion of other works, such as a free wifi system and information booth on the street, is underway. He highlighted that in the next 45 days, about 20 electric trams will be introduced to pick up residents around 23/9 park and Thao Cam Vien, transporting them to Nguyen Hue Street.

Some vicinity streets, such as Le Loi, Ham Nghi and Dong Khoi, will also be converted into pedestrian promenades, Chung noted.-VNA