Central Thua Thien-Hue province broke ground on Chan May Port’s wharf No. 3 on September 26 (Source:nhandan)
Central Thua Thien-Hue province broke ground on Chan May Port’s wharf No. 3 on September 26, which is expected to be capable of handling ships with a loading capacity of up to 50,000 deadweight tonnage. 

Covering 13 hectares, including 3 hectares of water surface, the construction is expected to cost 846 billion VND (37.7 million USD) and is due to be completed in 2018. The wharf will be 270 metres in length. 

The Chan May Port lies between the two central hubs of Hue and Da Nang cities, near a series of popular destinations including Canh Duong – Lang Co – Hai Van – Non Nuoc and the Bach Ma national park. It also serves as the easiest access point from the east-west economic corridor to the East Sea while connecting the central region with Laos, Thailand and Myanmar. 

Chan May wharf No. 1 recently re-opened after a 310 billion VND (14.2 million USD) upgrade enabling it to receive large vessels carrying up to 4,000-5,000 passengers each. 

According to Chairman of Thua Thien-Hue’s People’s Committee Nguyen Van Cao, the Chan May Port is planned to have 6 wharfs and an annual throughput of 7.4 million tonnes by 2020.-VNA