Nha Trang to develop night-time food street along beach
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A beach in downtown Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa Province. Photo by VnExpress/Vuong Manh Cuong.
Authorities in Khanh Hoa Province on Wednesday approved a night-time food street comprising 20 mobile trucks along a beach in Nha Trang, a top tourist attraction.
The cost of the project is estimated at around VND30 billion ($1.29 million), mobilized from private sources.
The food street located near Yen Sao Park adjacent to the beach on Pham Van Dong Street in Nha Trang Town will include pedestrian space, trees and 20 mobile food trucks selling signature seafood, dried food, hot pot dishes and drinks.
Souvenir stalls and street art performances will also operate along the street.
Bui Hoa Nam, secretary of Khanh Hoa Youth Union, said the food street is expected to enter operation this June and serve tourists from 5:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Nha Trang in central Vietnam is well known for its beaches and scuba diving, attracting large numbers of backpackers, more affluent foreign travelers, as well as Vietnamese tourists. Nha Trang Bay is widely considered among the world's most beautiful.
Food trucks, or mobile kitchens, typically sell more than one kind of dish or drink, including coffee, meat or vegetable skewers, along with light snacks. The model is quite popular in many countries but still new to Vietnam.
In July last year, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc approved a master plan for night-time economy development in the country, allowing major cities like Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang as well as tourist destinations like Hoi An, Nha Trang, Hue, Da Lat and Phu Quoc to pilot night-time services from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Last December, Khanh Hoa authorities said they were working on a plan to develop the central province's night-time economy centered around famous beach town Nha Trang.