Construction begins on Vung Ang port No 3 (Photo:VNA)
Construction began on the over 999-trillion-VND (45.4 billion USD) Vung Ang port No 3 in the central province of Ha Tinh on September 22. 

The port, invested by the Vietnam–Laos Vung Ang Port Joint Stock Company, is designed to accommodate ships of up to 45,000 DWT (deadweight tonnage). 

When operational, the port together with existing ports No 1 and No 2 will serve import-export activities, ensure water transport and marine security as well as facilitate cargo transport both at home and with other regional countries including Laos and Thailand.

Addressing the ceremony, Deputy Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Dang Quoc Khanh highlighted the significance of the port’s construction as helping spur economic development of Ha Tinh and northern central provinces. 

Port No 3 covers 4.39 hectares with a 225m long pier and a 250m long dock. The port also has 9,000 square metres of storage, an internal road system, a technical system and auxiliary facilities.-VNA