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Han River to be transformed into a ‘river of light’ with bridges lit up


According to the Signify Vietnam Company – the design consultancy unit of the project, the project aims to give the Han River, an iconic Danang beauty, an artistic makeover, thereby making the city more vivid and romantic when the night comes.

Accordingly, five bridges spanning the Han River in the city center will be bathed in light to ‘breathe new life’ into Danang at night. This will help to create an attractive nighttime tourism product for the city in order to increase tourist numbers and enhance the spiritual lives of local residents, hereby significantly contributing to driving the city’s economic tourism. Especially, the project will help enhance the value of the general urban landscape alongside the Han River, creating a new symbol for the central coastal city.

Under the project, the artistic lighting system will be installed at the Nguyen Van Troi pedestrian bridge, whilst the current lighting systems on four other bridges, namely Thuan Phuoc, Song Han (Han River), Tran Thi Ly and Rong (Dragon), will be upgraded.

In addition, urban landscapes along both banks of the Han River, and riverside parks and green trees will be illuminated.
With regard to the space on the water surface of the river, the project’s design consultancy unit has proposed to add lighting activities for the city’s large-scale events and organize lighting events in the city such as laser light shows, water music programmes, lighting systems in the sky, drone light shows, and 3D water screen projection shows.

Most notably, the Nguyen Van Troi Bridge will play a central role and be a focal point of spreading the long axis of art lighting along the river.

There are two ideas about arts lighting decorations for the bridge: ‘lighting thread’ and ‘carp turns into dragon’. In particular, the ‘lighting thread’ idea will represent the connection of the past to the present and towards the future, whilst the ‘carp turns into a dragon’ theme will feature the dynamic image of Danang as the embodiment of success and complete happiness.

Meanwhile, the city will upgrade the current lighting systems on Thuan Phuoc, Song Han (Han River), Tran Thi Ly and Rong (Dragon) bridges with the aim to promote the development of waterway tourism on the Han River.

All lighting systems on the Han River will be connected and controlled via the internet with the use of the Interact Landmark software. The use of the software makes it easy to create and trigger light shows from anywhere.

The total costs of the installation of a new lighting system for Nguyen Van Troi Bridge, and the upgrade of lighting systems for Song Han, Dragon, Tran Thi Ly and Thuan Phuoc bridges are estimated at VND110 billion.

In his speech delivered at the inauguration ceremony of the expanded APEC Sculpture Park on January 10, 2022, Danang People’s Committee Chairman Le Trung Chinh revealed that the city planned to implement a public art lighting project themed ‘River of Light’ in combination with festival and cultural activities to create a chain of attractive tourism products for the city, thereby contributing to improving the spiritual life of local residents and increasing tourist numbers in the city.


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