|A sand dredging ship works at the Tam Quan Seaport. The seaport is often filled with sand during the annual storm season. — VNA/VNS Photo Viet Y
BINH DINH (VNS) — The Binh Dinh People's Committee has approved a project to dredge the Tam Quan Seaport in Tam Quan Bac Commune, Hoai Nhon District.
The district people's committee is the primary investor in the project. Some 1.287m of land will be dredged. The project has a total investment of more than VND38 billion (US$1.6 million), provided by the provincial budget and private enterprises.
The project will be rolled out in two phases: the first in 2015-16 and the second in 2016-20.
Sand blocking the seaport will be dredged to clear a path to the Tam Quan ship shelter. This sand will be used for construction activities.
The Tam Quan Seaport is often filled with sand during the annual storm season due to climate change and flood tides, creating a hazard for ships entering and exiting the Tam Quan fishing port.
To ensure the safety of the 1,200-plus ships using the seaport, every year, the district and communal authorities have invested billions of dong to hire dredging ships. But the flood tides restore the sand only a short while later, creating difficulties for the seamen.
Bui Thanh Ninh, the commander of a fleet of nearly 20 ships in Tam Quan Bac Commune, said the project would help local seamen feel secure and make transporting goods into and out of the seaport more convenient and safer. — VNS