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Firm wants container port converted into cruise terminal in Danang

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Vietnam Maritime Administration has written to the Ministry of Transport proposing considering Danang Port JSC’s proposal to convert the Tien Sa seaport in Danang City into a cruise ship port.

Danang Port JSC, which manages and operates the port, asked for the conversion of the function of the container port into a tourist port which will only serve cruise ships.

The firm proposed starting the conversion in 2026, and allowing it to develop two new wharves at the Lien Chieu port, the local media reported.

However, the administration said that the Tien Sa port should be gradually converted into a cruise ship port only after 2030 in line with the city’s seaport development plan. The Lien Chieu port will be turned into a specialized container port at the same time, said the administration.

The administration also encouraged Danang Port JSC to conduct an investment study, but said that tenders would be invited to select an investor for the wharf project at the Lien Chieu port.

The prime minister had earlier approved a plan to build two wharves at the port. The city is calling on investors to join the project.

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