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Satellite-based navigation system installed for Ha Long cruises

Update: April, 09/2012 - 11:28

QUANG NINH -- More than 230 tourist vessels in northern Quang Ninh Province's Ha Long Bay have been equipped with global positioning systems, or GPS.

The province plans to complete a programme on installing the satellite navigation system on all 500 vessels cruising the bay by April 30.

The installation, which started last year, is a part of the province's VND12 billion (US$572,000) programme on improving management of tourist vessels and better ensuring the safety of tourists in the bay, which is prone to storms. -- VNS

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