KIEN GIANG (VNS) — The Cuu Long Delta province of Kien Giang decided to invest VND80 billion (US$3.72 million) in building new ships, including the Tho Chau 09 - Phu Quoc and a passenger ship for the route from Ha Tien to Tien Hai Commune.
The 36m-long, 6m-wide Tho Chau 09 - Phu Quoc ship will be able to carry 25 tonnes, and transport 10 tonnes of goods and 130 passengers at speeds of up to 25 sea miles per hour. The ship will be built between 2015 and 2016 with a total investment of around VND56.5 billion ($2.62 million).
The passenger ship for the route from Ha Tien to Tien Hai Commune will also be built between 2015 and 2016, with an investment of 24 billion ($1.11 million). The 27m-long, 4.9m-wide ship will be able to carry 11 tonnes and transport 90 passengers, also at speeds of up to 23-25 sea miles per hour. — VNS