Costing nearly 53 billion VND (2.2 million USD), the project is due to be completed in August.

It aims to encourage travel companies to offer tour packages for local and foreign visitors.

This pier is being constructed in Thủy Biểu ward, near the centre of Hue imperial city and known for its immense fruit orchards.

Visitors can now easily explore the fruit-laden orchards and enjoy the peace and serenity.

Thua Thien-Hue has a lot of potential to develop river tourism. It is home to the poetic Huong River, and the largest brackish water lagoon in Southeast Asia, Tam Giang.

On the Huong River are about 130 dragon boats carrying passengers out to admire the scenery and enjoy Hue royal court music.

The building of new piers is also expected to attract more investment in upgrading means of transport, for example replacing the outdated dragon boats to offer more comfortable tours to visitors./.