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New Nam Dinh canal will boost waterway transport

Update: April, 10/2015 - 16:04
Goods are loaded at Ninh Phuc Port on Day River in northern Ninh Binh Province. The canal connecting Day River and Ninh Co River can help ships with capacity of up to 3,000 tonnes reach the port. — Photo

NAM DINH (VNS) — The construction of a US$80-million canal that will connect the Day River and the Ninh Co River in the northern Nam Dinh Province will begin next year.

Nguyen Thai Hoang, an official from the transport ministry's Waterway Transport Project Management, said the canal was part of a project of the ministry to develop transport infrastructure in the northern delta, which aimed to resolve several important logistical bottlenecks in the region.

The canal, which is expected to be opened in 2018, will help boost regional waterway transport and connections between the region and the rest of the country.

It will facilitate 1,000-tonne ships to reach ports along the River Red, and 2000-tonne to 3000-tonne ships to reach ports along the Ninh Co River and the Ninh Phuc Port on Day River in Ninh Binh Province. — VNS

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