Da Bac Fishing Port, Cam Ranh City (Photo: khanhhoa.gov.vn)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – The Khanh Hoa provincial People committee has approved the construction of a major fisheries centre for the coastal south central region.

Covering 65 ha at Da Bac fishing port in Cam Ranh City, the 1.2 trillion VND (52.9 billion USD) centre is set to be biggest and most modern in the central region once operational.

About 276 billion VND (12.1 billion USD), which was mobilised from State budget and Japanese loans, will be used to upgrade Da Bac fishing port as a component of the project.

Meanwhile, the French Development Agency (AFD) has agreed with Khanh Hoa’s proposal on a loan of 423 billion VND (18.6 billion USD) to build a dynamic fishing port as part of the province’s proposal.

The centre is expected to house 120,000 tonnes of seafood via seaports when it becomes operational in 2018.

It will also accommodate vessels with capacity up to 2000CV and provide storm shelter for over 2,000 fishing boats.-VNA