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HCMC to close downtown roads for river festival

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – HCMC will ban vehicles from many roads in the city center on the evening of May 31 to facilitate a public viewing of a fireworks display during the opening ceremony of the second river festival.

According to the Department of Transport, the restricted hours for vehicles apply from 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on specific sections of nearly 20 roads, including Le Loi, Nguyen Hue, Dong Khoi, Ton Duc Thang and Vo Van Kiet.

Vehicles are also restricted from traveling on sections of other roads such as Ngo Van Nam, Nguyen Tat Thanh, Ham Nghi, Hai Trieu, Huynh Thuc Khang, Ton That Thiep, Nguyen Thiep, Ngo Duc Ke, and Mac Thi Buoi.

Ba Son and Khanh Hoi bridges, along with the surrounding areas of Me Linh Square, will be closed for the festival.

Residents are advised to use alternative routes during the restricted times.

Specifically, vehicles traveling from Binh Thanh District to District 4 can take the route: Nguyen Huu Canh – Ton Duc Thang – Chu Manh Trinh – Le Thanh Ton – Pham Hong Thai – Nguyen Thi Nghia – Nguyen Thai Hoc – Ong Lanh Bridge – Hoang Dieu – Nguyen Tat Thanh.

In the reverse direction, road users are advised to opt for the route: Nguyen Tat Thanh – Hoang Dieu – Ong Lanh Bridge – Nguyen Thai Hoc – Nguyen Thi Nghia – Cach Mang Thang Tam – Nguyen Thi Minh Khai – Xo Viet Nghe Tinh.

An alternative route for vehicles from Thu Duc City bound for District 5 will be Vo Nguyen Giap – Dien Bien Phu – Dinh Tien Hoang – Vo Thi Sau – Ba Thang Hai – Le Hong Phong. Conversely, Le Hong Phong – Dien Bien Phu – Vo Nguyen Giap.

This year, HCMC’s river festival, themed “Legendary Voyage,” will last 10 days from May 31 to June 9, aiming to introduce specific tourist products of the city and the northern region.

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