The central province of Quang Ngai has asked the Government for a funding of 2.3 trillion VND (108.1 million USD) for the development of infrastructure in its Ly Son island district.

The money was suggested to come from an ODA source of the Republic of Korea.

According to the provincial People’s Committee, the investment aims to help Ly Son, which lies in the East Sea, fully tap its potential.

Key items to be constructed there include an undersea cable system linking Dao Lon (Big island) and Dao Be (Small island), a coastal dike system, a preventive medicine centre, among others.

A number of cultural and historical works such as a Hoang Sa-Truong Sa museum will also be built, together with an infrastructure system serving tourism, said the committee.

Fifteen nautical miles from land, Ly Son Island, covering 10, is the only island district of Quang Ngai.

It lies on the sea route from the north to the south of Vietnam and at the gateway of Quang Ngai’s Dung Quat Economic Zone, as well as of the central key economic region.

Due to this geographical location, Ly Son holds favourable conditions to boost socio-economic development and acts as a front administrative unit safeguarding Vietnam’s sea sovereignty.-VNA