PANO - The Virtual Data Centre 3 (VDC3) built the wireless internet system with more than 40 transmitters in some precincts of the Hoi An Ancient Town, Hoi An City during the Lunar New Year.
It is part of a project passed by Quang Nam People’s Committee and carried out by Quang Nam Department of Information and Communications, VDC3 and VNPT Quang Nam, to cover the City with free wireless internet to serve foreign and domestic tourists and local people as well as promote the city’s image to the world.
The project, worth VND 23 billion, is scheduled to be operational in the first quarter of 2012 with total 350 internet transmitters across the city.
According to Mr. Le Van Giang, Chairman of the Hoi An City People’s Committee, Hoi An is the first tourist city in Asia to offer wifi internet for free. It will be applied to some tourist cities such as Vung Tau and Ha Long if it is proven to be successful in Hoi An.
Translated by Van Hieu