New terminal for Vietnamese island

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A plan for a new terminal that will cost around VND1.25 trillion has been approved by the Vietnamese government.

The cruise terminal, which will be able to handle ships carrying 5,000 to 6,000 people will be built on the southern island of Phu Quoc.

The design has been laid out by project consultant Portcoast and will feature a 400m pier allowing ships to dock on both sides. Portcoast has also designed a two-storey terminal covering nearly 4,500 sq m and a 1,020 m bridge to serve tourists.

The project will likely be built on a public-private partnership format.

Phu Quoc has been earmarked as one of Vietnam’s premier cruise destinations. And recently, the government has agreed to allow casinos to be built on the island.