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Con Dao tourist port to open next year, depending on capital

Update: June, 03/2013 - 12:00

PHU YEN (VNS)— Con Dao island district was working with contractors to ensure a passenger port was ready by 2014, according to the Ben Dam Port management board in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.

The port will cover 2.56ha of coastal land, with a wharf, a main port capable of receiving two ships at once, an embankment and other auxiliary buildings such as a ticket booth and service centre.

Construction was expected to come to an end in 2012, but only 35 per cent of the plan has been finished to date.

Vu Xuan Quyen, head of Ben Dam Port authority's investment management division, blamed the delay to a shortage of capital.

Once completed, the port will contribute to the locality's socio-economic development, particularly in maritime services and tourism. — VNS


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