Vietnam’s Ly Son Island Plans $9m Port to Boost Tourism

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Ly Son Island is emerging as a new favorite vacation destination in central Vietnam.

The central province of Quang Ngai has invested $9 million in a tourism port on the island hoping that more tourists will visit and help drive the local economy.

The three-hectare port, which is scheduled to operate in 2018, is designed to accommodate a vessel of 2,000 deadweight tons, another of 1,000 tons and a 400-seat passenger ship, all at the same time.

The project includes a 438-meter-long and 84-meter-wide dock, a 153-meter-long quay, and a 1,000-square meter platform.

The port is expected to boost tourism and bring jobs to many of more than 2,000 people on the island, who still mostly make their living by fishing and growing garlic.

Full story at VN Express International.

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