Lý Sơn begins construction of new $9 million tourism port

Construction of the new Bến Đình Tourism Port in Quảng Ngãi Province’s Lý Sơn Island District kicked off on November 23. The US$9 million project is expected to meet the increased number of visitors to the island district, and is planned to be completed in 2018. The 87m-long dock and 153m-long wharf allows one 2,000 tonne vessel, one 1,000 tonne vessel and a 400-seat vessel to anchor at the same time. The port area is 3ha wide, accommodating a 1,000sq.m station. “The construction of Bến Đình Port, which aims to complete the local system of seaports and inland waterway ports, will contribute to fortifying national defence and preserving national security and sovereignty of sea areas in the East of the country,” said Director of the Quảng Ngãi Department of Transport, Hà Hoàng Việt Phương.

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