The northeastern coastal province of Quang Ninh will pour 162 billion VND (7.7 million USD) into infrastructure building for its Tran Island, which now has become a national youth island.

Tran Island is among the country’s five locations named as National Youth Island under a project recently approved by the Government.

The project on building national youth islands between now and 2020 aims to encourage young people and families to act as pioneers in effectively making the most of the potential offered by Vietnam ’s sea and islands, and building a sustainable household economy on the islands.

Tran Island in Co To district has an area of 5.5 sq.km. The island, 35 km from Mong Cai city in Quang Ninh province and seven nautical miles from the Tonkin Gulf borderline, is considered a strategic location.

Since the end of 2013, Quang Ninh province has launched a project to encourage young people to reside on Tran Island .

Quang Ninh has selected 17 voluntary households to relocate to the island, and most of main workers are under the age of 40. These would-be islanders will be introduced to their new home in the second quarter of 2014.

They will be supported with free residential land, 80 percent of house building expenses and loans under concessional terms, among other incentives.

Apart from Tran Island, four others locations will also be developed into youth islands: H on Chuoi Island in the southernmost province of Ca Mau; Tho Chau Island in the southern province of Kien Giang; Bach Long Vi Island in the northern city of Hai Phong; and Con Co Island in the central province of Quang Tri.-VNA