The construction of an international marina – the first of its kind in Vietnam - began in the central province of Khanh Hoa on July 7.

The project will be built at a cost of nearly 390 billion VND (18.3 million USD) on an area of over 89 ha in Vinh Hoa ward, Nha Trang city.

Designed by Turkey’s experts, it is invested by the Trong Diem Trade and Tourism Co., Lt in Hanoi.

The marina will include an area of villas, a technical infrastructure area of berths, pontoons, and a breakwater system.

Apart from creating a new tourism destination for the sea city, the project is expected to serve as a venue for cultural and sporting events, especially international sailing boat races.

It is scheduled to be completed in April, 2016.-VNA