Central Vietnam to build tourist wharf

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Vietnam's Da Nang Port Company Ltd and Singapore Cruise Center Pte Ltd will build a tourist wharf at Da Nang's Tien Sa Port to receive cruise ships, according to an agreement signed Saturday.

Under the memorandum of understanding signed at the annual meeting of the Vietnam-Singapore cooperation program in Da Lat, the two sides will establish a joint venture to build a tourist wharf with a passenger station and other facilities at Tien Sa Port.

"We have selected experts from both sides to discuss more details about timeframe, construction and investment," said Nguyen Thu, general director of Da Nang Port Company.

Foreign cruise passengers currently account for more than 10 percent of international visitors to Da Nang, according to the municipal Tourism Promotion Center.

Last year, the city welcomed 38 cruise ships with about 40,000 passengers. It expects to receive around 57 ships with 50,000 guests this year.

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