By 2030, Vietnam would have 176 fishing ports, capable of handling 2.96 million tons of fish annually, and 160 storm shelters, which can accommodate 90,600 fishing vessels in total.
Such is proposed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) in a draft master plan on system of fishing ports and storm shelters for fishing vessels for the 2021-30 period, with a vision toward 2050.
|Fishing vessels at Dinh A fishing port, Tra Vinh province__Photo: VNA
For the 2021-30 period, the draft proposes building five first-class fishing ports for fishery hubs across the country, specifically in Hai Phong in the north, Da Nang and Khanh Hoa in the center, and Ba Ria-Vung Tau and Kien Giang in the south.
Priority would be given to developing infrastructure and logistics services at fishing ports and storm shelters.
These ports and shelters would cover about 1,038ha of land area and 5,079ha of water surface in total.
About VND 60.37 trillion (USD 2.6 billion) would be needed for infrastructure development at the fishing ports and storm shelters, most of which would be financed by the State budget.
The development of fishing ports and storm shelters would be considered a breakthrough task towards turning fisheries into an important sector of the national economy.- (VLLF)