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Ba Ria Vung Tau fisheries center given green light

Released at: 13:37, 23/07/2015

Ba Ria Vung Tau fisheries center given green light

Project falls under the National Strategy for Fisheries Development to 2020.

by Hoai An

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has recently approved a proposal from the Ba Ria Vung Tau Provincial People’s Committee to build a fisheries center in the province to serve the south-eastern fishing grounds. The People’s Committee is to work with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) to assemble plans for the project in accordance with the Law on Public Investment.

The Prime Minister also permitted the province to appoint contractors for the project’s planning and consultation, with MARD to research and guide the local government on project implementation.

A similar fisheries center in Khanh Hoa was given approval in June, with total capital of VND1.5 trillion ($72 million). The center 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.

Under the National Strategy for Fisheries Development to 2020, Vietnam is to build six fishing centers in major areas along its coastline, including in the south-central region, which spans Khanh Hoa, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan and Ba Ria Vung Tau provinces.

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