Ceremony to open the waterway (Source: nhandan.vn)
Tra Vinh (VNA) – The Hau River in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh has now become navigable for large vessels.

The Ministry of Transport held a ceremony in the province on January 20 to open the waterway, which is 46.5 km long and worth over 9.7 trillion VND (436.5 million USD).

Deputy Minister Nguyen Nhat said the waterway will be capable of serving vessels of up to 20,000 tonnes and will handle 21-22 million tonnes of goods per year, as well as 450,000-500,000 TEU container ships per annum, through to 2020.

The construction of the waterway commenced in 2009, but it was put on hold from January 2013. In early 2014, the National Assembly approved to restart the project.-VNA