13/03/2017 | 16:49:35

Quang Ninh: Tonkin Gulf fishery logistics centre to be launched

Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

The construction of the Tonkin Gulf fishery logistics center in Co To island district, northern Quang Ninh province, is expected to be put into operation in March, said Secretary of the district Party’s Committee Hoang Ba Nam.

The project, started in 2009, has a total investment of over 460 billion VND (20.17 million USD).

Once operating, the centre will provide a shelter place as well as essential commodities for around 2,000 offshore fishing vessels in Quang Ninh and other provinces and cities to maintain their long-term operations in the Tokin Gulf.

Covering 11 hectares, the centre also includes support facilities, such as roads, a sewage system, waste water treatment facilities, water supply stations, and a power network, among others.

Hoang Van Tan and Hoang Van Lai, fishermen from Tien Toi commune, Hai Ha district, said they are happy with the centre as it will help them save travel costs and time to sell their catches and get necessary fuel for new trips.

Nam, who is also Chairman of the district People’s Committee, pledged that the district will offer incentives to encourage investors get involved in providing logistics services at the centre.

The centre is expected to fully explore the maritime economic potential of the district, thus making it the hub of fishery logistics services in the Tonkin Gulf.

It will also handle a large amount of cargo, laying the foundation for the fishery processing industry, creating jobs for local labourers, and contributing to the socio-economic development of the district, Nam added.-VNA

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