|Sand clogging at the entrance channel of Đông Tác Port in central Phú Yên Province’s Tuy Hoà City. – Photo dantri.com.vn|Viet Nam News
PHÚ YÊN — Phú Yên Province’s People’s Committee has asked relevant units to promptly conduct dredging of Đông Tác Port’s entrance channel to ensure arrival and departure of hundreds of vessels to/from the port during this stormy season.
The instruction was issued after fishermen in Tuy Hoà City repeatedly complained about the serious sand clogging of the port’s channel and asked the authorised agency to conduct dredging at the port.
Dredging would be conducted along 700m of the port’s channel at a depth of 3.2m. Total sand clogging on the channel was estimated to be more than 132,000cu.m.
Work would be carried out from now until October 20, it said.
Currently, nearly 600 vessels use the port.
The committee has assigned Tuy Hoà City’s People’s Committee to be the investor to mobilise funds for the project.
Previously, local press reported that Đà Diễn Estuary in Tuy Hoà City is clogged with silt, preventing hundreds of vessels from approaching and leaving the port. Many vessels were reportedly stranded, causing losses of billions of đồng.
Đông Tác Port, which is located inside the estuary, was built in late 2015 with investment capital of more than VNĐ54 billion (US$2.3 million). However, the exploitation of the port remained ineffective due to regular sand clogging at the entrance channel. – VNS