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Quảng Nam to open sea route to Korea

Update: August, 06/2016 - 09:00
Viet Nam News

QUẢNG NAM  — This central province will launch the first Chu Lai-Korea sea route this month, connecting Tam Hiệp Port and Incheon Port in Korea.

The move comes as part of crucial preparations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, with investment flows anticipated from Korea and Japan.

Director of Chu Lai Open Economic Zone Authority (EZA) Đỗ Xuân Diện said Tam Hiệp Port, part of the Chu Lai–Trường Hải logistics and port service unit in Núi Thành District, will allow access for 20,000-DWT (deadweight tonnage) cargo ships or ships with a capacity of 1,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units), receiving one ship per week.

He said the EZA, which is one of five coastal economic zones in the country, in co-operation with the Korean Textile Association, had drawn investment from the textile and tourism industries in Korea.

Diện said the zone also plans to open sea routes from Kỳ Hà Port to Busan, Hong Kong and Singapore and to upgrade Chu Lai Airport to allow more international flights.

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