It takes passengers half an hour to cover the 11-km route which starts from District 1 to Thu Duc District.

After 10 days of running free of charge, the service will now cost each passenger 15,000 Vietnamese dong (66 U.S. cents) regardless the stops he or she gets on and gets off. The route has 12 stops.

Everyday, four 18-meter long boats run along Saigon River, with each carrying up to 75 passengers a time.

Xinhua Agency - November 25, 2017