Passengers arrive at Chu Lai Airport in Quảng Nam. The province plans to build key traffic routes to connect economic zones in the central region. VNS Photo Công Thành
Viet Nam News
QUẢNG NAM — The central province of Quảng Nam will start construction this year of key traffic route projects to connect strategic economic zones, sea and air ports in the central provinces and Central Highlands.
Director of Chu Lai Open Economic Zone Authority (EZA), Đỗ Xuân Diện, told Việt Nam News the project will use VNĐ730 billion (US$33 million) from the Korea Economic Development Co-operation Fund (EDCF) and the State budget.
As scheduled, five traffic routes with a total length of almost 32km will link the International Bờ Y Border Checkpoint in Kon Tum province with Kỳ Hà Sea Port, Chu Lai International Airport, Chu Lai Open Economic Zone, districts of Tiên Phước and Bắc Trà My in Quảng Nam and Dung Quất Economic Zone in Quảng Ngãi Province.
Diện said the projects would ease logistics via air and sea routes and trans-border cargo routes to Laos and Cambodia. He said the project would take four years.
Quảng Nam Province launched the first Chu Lai-Korea sea route last year, connecting Tam Hiệp Port and Incheon Port in Korea.
The province invested VND825 billion ($39 million) to dredge two main ports - Tam Hiệp and Kỳ Hà - to enable docking of cargo ships with a capacity of 10,000 DWT (deadweight tonnage) and 20,000 DWT. — VNS