What is better than being able to share the great photos you take of the newly opened Nguyen Hue pedestrian street in downtown Ho Chi Minh City on Facebook with free Wi-Fi access?
A free-of-charge Wi-Fi system is being installed on Nguyen Hue Street in District 1, and those who visit the walking street, the city’s new iconic destination, will thus be able to enjoy free Internet access.
The free high-speed Wi-Fi access will cover the entire Nguyen Hue Street with a connection speed as high as 1Gbps, said Nguyen Ngoc Tam, deputy director of VNPT Ho Chi Minh City, a major telecom firm.
“The free Wi-Fi will be available 24/7, ensuring that many people can access the Internet at the same time,” Tam said without giving details as to how many.
Nguyen Hue is one of the most beautiful streets in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, which runs from the People’s Committee building to the Bach Dang Wharf, fronting the Saigon River.
The 670-meter street has been turned into a pedestrian street, providing a venue for parades, meetings, street festivals, and other activities.
The municipality also plans to place 160 wooden benches along the street, with the first ones slated for installation early next month, according to Le Truong Hai Hieu, deputy chairman of District 1.
The benches are made from logs from the ancient trees in front of the Municipal Theater, which were chopped down to make way for the construction of a subway system.