March 14, 2017 | 17:52 (GMT+7)
Fast ferries to connect Con Dao with Soc Trang
PANO - The Superdong Fast Ferry - Kien Giang JSC held a ceremony on March 13 in Tran De townlet of the Mekong delta province of Soc Trang to start the work on the Tran De Wharf connecting Soc Trang with Con Dao Island.
Member of the company’s Board of Directors Quach Hoa, the Soc Trang - Con Dao route is expected to be launched in June 2017 as the first phase will have been completed by May 2017.
The ceremony to start the project. Photo: VNA
The project, with a total investment of VND 90 billion, is located on an area of over 3.6 hectares in Dau Giong village, Tran De townlet, Tran De district of Soc Trang province.
The project includes piers, embankments, a ticket terminal, a waiting room, a restaurant, a reading room, a car park, the hostel for staff, a hotel, a park and other facilities.
According to the company, the first speedboat - Superdong Con Dao 1, which is being built in Malaysia with a total investment of VND 50 billion, can accommodate 306 passengers and travel at a speed of 25-27 knots/h at sea in wind speed level 8.
In the first six months of operation, about 30,000 visitors are expected to be transported between Soc Trang and Con Dao.
The Con Dao Islands are an archipelago and a district of the Southeastern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau in Vietnam.
Con Dao Island is a famous tourist destination of Vietnam.
Translated by Song Anh