Ly Son Island in central Quang Ngai province. (Photo: VNA)
The Ministry of Transport announced its plan to open a mixed river-sea route connecting the Ky Sa port and Ly Son Island in central Quang Ngai province on February 26.
Vessels operating on the route must be river-sea compatible ships (VR-SB) under the National Technical Regulation on the Rule of Inland-Waterway Ships Classification and Construction.
In addition, vessel crew members are required to have professional competence qualifications.
Ly Son district lies 18 nautical miles off the Vietnamese coast and covers an area of 10km2. It includes three communes: An Hai, An Vinh and An Binh.
The island district has a population of approximately 2,100. The majority of residents earn a living from fishing and farming garlics and spring onions.
Ly Son is striving to become a maritime economic centre by 2025, with a focus on tourism and aquaculture.
Archaeologists found relics of Sa Huynh culture on the island dating back to 3,000 years ago. Starting in the 16th century, a number of ethnic groups migrated to Ly Son from the mainland and have inhabited the island ever since.
The island boasts numerous forms of intangible cultural heritage, such as traditional boat races and the Hoang Sa Soldier Feast and Commemoration Festival, which was recognised as a national heritage in April, 2013.-VNA
Đăng ký: VietNam News