The central province of Thua Thien-Hue is striving to complete upgrades to the Chan May Port before August 9.

The province is currently investing 310 billion VND (14.2 million USD) in upgrading the Chan May Port’s infrastructure system to enable it to receive large vessels carrying up to 4,000-5,000 passengers each. The Royal Caribbean International Group contributed 5 million USD to the upgrades.

Once the project is completed, the port will be able to accommodate Quantum- or Oasis-class super-large ships.

In January, Thua Thien Hue welcomed the first cruise liner, the Celebrity Century, carrying 2,500 tourists to the ancient imperial city of Hue.

The central province has set its sights on drawing 60,000 tourists through the Chan May Port this year.-VNA