Vietnam pumps nearly 25 bln VND to upgrade central port

Three Vietnamese groups have pumped nearly 25 billion VND to upgrade the major Ky Ha port in central Quang Nam province in order for the port to receive larger ships by the end of June.
After construction is completed, larger ships with loading capacity of up to 10,000 tons can dock at Ky Ha port in the Chu Lai Open Economic Zone.

Since the middle of this year, the Vietnam National Maritime Bureau has invested 3.5 billion VND to dredge the waterway leading to the port to 6.5 meters deep.

The Chu Lai OEZ and Ky Ha port have also spent more than 21 billion VND to upgrade the port’s warehouse and loading berth as well as buy cargo loading and unloading equipment.

The port now has two cranes with loading capacity of 45 and 80 tons.

The Vietnam National Maritime Bureau is also planning to further dredge the waterway to 8.2 meters deep to receive even larger ships in the near future.

(Reported by T.D.T – Translated by Minh Phat)
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Published: 16 May, 2005, 21:48:50 (GMT+7)
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