Visitors to Nha Trang will have an opportunity to swim at night under the supervision of the rescue personnel, according to a plan approved recently by the local administration.
Accordingly, the night-swimming beach will remain open from 6.30pm to 10.30pm every day from early August onwards, in front of 32-34 hotel on Tran Phu Street.
The stretch available for free night-swimming will be 120m long and 50m wide. Funds incurred upon managing the zone will come from the local budget for socialisation.
The local authority has ordered TD Corporation, which proposes and takes charge of the plan, to build observatories, prepare medical equipments, install more lighting systems and arrange lifeboats and lifeguard personnel to ensure safety.
Additionally, the corporation will also be responsible for environment, security and safety. All the equipment to be used during the night swimming hours will have to be cleaned and readied for use after 10.30pm for the next day.
According to the local authority, the night-swimming zone is a public beach, where the local people and tourists can go swimming for free. However, many people used to go swimming at night without any light system and lifeguards, which is a very dangerous practice.
Earlier, at the end of 2014, the management board of Nha Trang Beach had proposed to invest in a free night-swimming zone in front of April 2nd Square, a move that has not been approved yet.