HCM City offers free Wi-Fi to all tourists
Visitors to Ho Chi Minh City have long complained of the difficulty in finding free Wi-Fi hotspots, a situation the Municipal People’s Committee plans to rectify in the very near future.
|Nguyen Hue pedestrian street|
Tran Vinh Tuyen, vice chairman of the Committee, announced on May 31 that he is currently working with an undisclosed company from Singapore in a push to provide visitors with easier access to the Internet.
“I can’t disclose all of the details at this time,” said Mr Tuyen, but I can say that the Committee will make an announcement shortly on a new service supported in Vietnamese, English and other foreign languages.
In 2012, Hoi An first installed free Wi-Fi system at 350 hotspots, said Mr Tuyen, and it has been a highly successful undertaking.
Later, Ha Long, Hue and Danang also began providing tourists with free Wi-Fi with similar success.
We plan on following in their footsteps, he said, and expand the limited number of free Wi-Fi hotspots currently available and put them at all of the popular tourism destinations including temples, historical sites, hospitals and major shopping centres.