Vietnam Electricity began construction on a seaport for the Duyen Hai Electricity Centre in the southern province of Tra Vinh on April 21.

The port is part of a master plan for the power complex in Dan Thanh commune, Duyen Hai district. It aims to handle 12 million tonnes of coal and 100,000 tonnes of oil per year for the centre’s three thermal power plants.

The port will cover more than 427 hectares of water, and include two coal terminals for 30,000-tonne ships, one oil terminal for 1,000-tonne ships, a 3.9km bulkhead, and a loading/unloading coal system together with electricity, water and communication facilities.

The port is being built by China Communications Construction Company Ltd. with a total investment of over 5.8 trillion VND (about 280 million USD) and is scheduled to be completed in 32 months.-VNA