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$72 million fisheries center for Khanh Hoa

Released at: 14:00, 03/06/2015

$72 million fisheries center for Khanh Hoa

Center to play a crucial role in strengthening links among local fisheries enterprises.

by Hoai An

The Khanh Hoa Provincial People’s Committee met with the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) on June 2 regarding the construction of a fisheries center in the province.

The centre will cover an area of 40 ha at Da Bac fishing port and serve the entire south-central and Truong Sa (Spratly Islands) fishing grounds, with total capital of VND1.5 trillion ($72 million).

Upon completion, expected in 2018, the center will include infrastructure, an expanded seaport, upgrades to transport access, the construction of a separate harbor for tuna boats, and the building of workshops to repair fishing vessels.

The objective of the fisheries center is to attract resources and tap the potential and advantages of its geographic location and natural conditions, creating a dynamic region for stably developing the fisheries economy at a high rate of growth.

Khanh Hoa province possesses favorable geography and has the capacity to attract human and financial resources, increase added value to aquatic products, and develop the seafood industry along with national sea and island defense and security, according to the ministry.

Under the National Strategy for Fisheries Development through to 2020, Vietnam is to set up five fishing centers in major areas around the country, including in the south-central coastal region, which spans Khanh Hoa, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan provinces.

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