The central province of Thua Thien-Hue will set aside over 36 trillion VND (1.71 billion USD) for transport infrastructure between now and 2020, targeting to handle 15 million tonnes of cargo and serve 24 million passengers.

According to its master plan, the amount of infrastructure investment will near 47 trillion VND (2.23 billion USD) from 2021-2030.

By 2020, the province will allocate more than 17,800 hectares for transport development, or 16-26 percent of land for urban construction, compared to 22,000 hectares by 2030.

Regarding river transport, the Tam Giang-Cau Hai lagoon route will be utilised for eco-tourism.

Chan May port will directly serve the Chan May industrial zone, transit cargo hailing from Laos and northeast Thailand, vessels of 30,000-50,000 tonnes and passenger ships weighing 100,000 tonnes and more.

In the meantime, Thua Thien-Hue will also upgrade the north-south railway route and Phu Bai international airport to operate flights to ASEAN member countries and northeast nations.

By 2030, all roads in communes and districts will be asphalted or covered with cement while Phu Bai airport will be capable of handling 4,000 passengers per hour at peak times and 8-10 million passengers per year.-VNA