Passengers arrive at Chu Lai Airport in Quang Nam. (Photo: VNA)
 
Quang Nam (VNA) - The central province of Quang Nam will start construction this year of key traffic route projects to connect strategic economic zones, sea and air ports in the central provinces and Central Highlands.

Director of the Chu Lai Open Economic Zone Authority (EZA), Do Xuan Dien, said that the project will use 730 billion VND (33 million USD) from the Korea Economic Development Co-operation Fund (EDCF) and the State budget.

As scheduled, five traffic routes with a total length of almost 3,200km will link the International Bo Y Border Checkpoint in Kon Tum province with Ky Ha Sea Port, Chu Lai International Airport, Chu Lai Open Economic Zone, districts of Tien Phuoc and Bac Tra My in Quang Nam and Dung Quat Economic Zone in Quang Ngai province.

Dien said the projects would ease logistics via air and sea routes and trans-border cargo routes to Laos and Cambodia. He said the project would take four years.

Quang Nam province launched the first Chu Lai-Korea sea route last year, connecting Tam Hiep Port and Incheon Port in the Republic of Korea.

The province invested 825 billion VND (39 million USD) to dredge two main ports - Tam Hiep and Ky Ha - to enable docking of cargo ships with a capacity of 10,000 DWT (deadweight tonnage) and 20,000 DWT.-VNA