The World Bank has financed a 47 billion VND (2.2 million USD) project to upgrade De Gi fishing port in the central coastal province of Binh Dinh, a local official has said.

Tran Van Vinh, Deputy Director of the management board of the provincial Coastal Resources for Sustainable Development (CRSD) project, noted the upgrade will allow the port to handle around 3,000 boat arrivals a year, mainly following fishing voyages, and improve the quality of seafood processing.

Once finished in 2016, the expanded port, covering 2.4 ha in Phu Cat district, is expected to generate jobs for up to 600 local labourers.

It will have a clean water system designed to treat wastewater, along with other facilities.

Vice Chairman of the Phu Cat People’s Committee Luong Ngoc Anh emphasised the importance of the port as it will be able to serve as a safe shelter for boats in stormy weather, while bringing in many economic benefits.-VNA