New port will be capable of berthing all types of vessels and allow for the closure of Bai Chay Tourist Wharf.
The Vietnam Maritime Administration has issued a Decision on opening the Tuan Chau International Passenger Port this month, which is owned by the Au Lac Quang Ninh Co. Ltd and located in Ha Long city. The port has modern facilities of international standard to welcome tourists coming to Vietnam by sea.
Located in the southeast of Tuan Chau Island, the port included two wharves, the first being 4,441 meters in length and the other 1,443 meters. It falls within the detailed planning for northern ports.
The Decision also contains conditions on permitting large vessels to dock at the port, as regards safety, water depth and maritime fairways. The management board of the port is also permitted to collect fees in accordance with law.
The Quang Ninh Provincial People’s Committee also noted that the Au Lac Quang Ninh Co. Ltd can cut its fees to attract cruise ships and other vessels to the port and can close Bai Chay Tourist Wharf, with vessels now using it to begin using the new port.
The Tuan Chau tourism area is located on an area of 1,200 ha and is 2 km away from the center of Ha Long city. It includes a complex of 50 five-star villas, 300 hotel rooms, restaurants and other entertainment facilities, such as performances by dolphins, seals and sea lions, martial arts, and a musical fountain park.