HCM City offers free Wi-Fi to all tourists

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HCM City offers free Wi-Fi to all tourists
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 Peoplea��s Committee plans to rectify in the very near future.

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HCM City offers free Wi-Fi to all tourists

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.

HCM City offers free Wi-Fi to all tourists
HCM City offers free Wi-Fi to all tourists

a�?I cana��t disclose all of the details at this time,a�? 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.

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The pioneers

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, Halong, Hue and Danang also began providing tourists with free Wi-Fi with similar success.

HCM City offers free Wi-Fi to all tourists
HCM City offers free Wi-Fi to all tourists

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.