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Ngoc Chau tourism port set to start service

2012-02-09 (GMT + 7)

Tuan Chau Group this year will put into operation the VND3 trillion project of Ngoc Chau tourism port capable of accommodating over 2,000 vessels if natural conditions are favorable.

tuan-chauThe group’s chairman Dao Hong Tuyen told the Daily that the construction of the 83-hectare facility has been prepared and implemented during the past three years. The basic parts of the project have been finished thanks to the efforts of 21 contractors along with over 200 machines mobilized.

The new port features a six-kilometer long system of ports and wharfs, a system of roads, parking areas and infrastructures equipped with water supply and drainage, power, lighting, communication and gasoline services among others.

Located in the southwest area of Tuan Chau Island, Ngoc Chau tourism port is very near to tourist attractions in Halong Bay. The wharf is six kilometers long and 200-750 meters wide while the port has a depth of ten meters ensuring the normal traffic of vessels when tides recede.

The tourism port is surrounded by a road stretching 4,400 meters in length and 27 meters in width. Notably, the center of the project is a three-storey terminal constructed on an area of nearly 2.4 hectares. Besides receiving visitors to Halong Bay, the terminal will have many facilities such as restaurants, a children’s entertainment area, a supermarket and souvenir shops.

Some 5.5 kilometers from Bai Chay tourism port and three kilometers from Thien Cung Cave, Ngoc Chau port has a convenient location for transport by sea and car to develop a tourism service center in Tuan Chau.

Tuan Chau Group believed Ngoc Chau tourism port will help save fuel costs and lower tour prices as well as protecting the environment of Halong Bay.

Chairman Tuyen said that a tourism port meeting international standards would help attract foreign visitors to Vietnam, especially at a time sea tourism has been developing strongly in the nation.

Source: SGT

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