HCMC - More cruise ships will sail to Vietnam from late this year as an extension of their itineraries in Asian countries including China, which has emerged as an appealing market for international cruise lines, according to local travel firms.
Binh Duong (VNA) – The southern province of Binh Duong is expected to be a major logistics centre in the region on the back of its location near seaports and infrastructure, as heard at a local seminar held on June 30.
Vietnam is increasing its global integration and has joined the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), making it possible for local companies to expand their business in the markets around the world.
The Vietnam Maritime Administration has proposed a plan to develop navigational passages linking the Cai Mep-Thi Vai port complex in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province at a cost of nearly VND6.38 trillion (over US$284 million).
The funding would come from the State budget and other sources. The administration expects work on the plan to start before 2018 if it wins the nod of the Ministry of Transport, VietnamPlus reports.
Provincial transport authorities have been urged to force transport firms to transfer data from the black boxes in their taxis and container trucks to the Directorate for Roads of Vietnam from Wednesday.