Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Vietnam-Cambodia speed boat service: Can Tho-Phnom Penh

The Vietnam latest news - Thanh Nien Daily reports:
Vietnam-Cambodia speed boat service begins
Vietnamese transport company Vinashin inaugurated a speed boat service Wednesday [19 April 06] on the Mekong River from Can Tho province to the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh.

The 120-seat Cawaco 01 will depart from Can Tho on Thursdays and return on Sundays.

The seven-hour trip passes through the towns of Long Xuyen and Chau Doc before reaching Phnom Penh.

Tickets cost US$45 to Phnom Penh and $35 for the return.

Source: Nhan Dan, Vietnam News Agency – Translated by Thu Thuy

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