|Hue is worth a visit by people touring the neighbouring areas due to its huge tourism potential. VNS Hue Phong
THUA THIEN - HUE — Authorities in central Thua Thien - Hue Province have decided to invest VND310 billion (US$14 million) into a port upgrading project that aims to increase accommodation for cruise ships.
The harbour in the locality's Chan May general seaport will be upgraded by increasing its length. Dredging work to make a deep zone that facilitates the entry and exit of cruise ships will also be conducted.
The cruise line Royal Caribbean International will undertake the project and invest the other $5 million to develop logistical infrastructure at the port, which is expected to handle 6,000 passengers an hour once it is completed.
The work is expected to be completed by the first week of next month just before the arrival of a cruise liner in the middle of August.
The province's Deputy Chairman Dinh Khac Dinh ordered the port authorities to ensure that its staff and workers work daylong to maintain the deadline.
The local tourism authorities are targetting the arrival of 60,000 cruise ship passengers this year. Arrivals of cruise ships at the local port will provide a big boost to Hue tourism as not too many visitors have picked the former imperial capital city as a tourist destination recently. It is considered a place to visit while travelling between Da Nang City and Quang Binh Province. — VNS