The district has the largest number of offshore fishing vessels in the province, while Tam Quang Fishing Port welcomes thousands of fishing boats from neighbouring provinces to dock for fish sales, fuel refill or to avoid storms each year.
The new 2.5-ha fishing port will meet first-class national standards, featuring a wharf where water more than five metres deep and a logistics facility. The port, which has an annual capacity of 16,000 tonnes of fishes, is expected to be put into use by early 2019.
The old port is in poor condition and has become overloaded, especially during peak season due to increasing number of fishing boats in Quang Nam.
According to Vice Chairman of the district’s People Committee Nguyen Van Thinh, Nui Thanh has been clearing land for the project and will help the contractor complete it on schedule. The district has also facilitated local fishermen’s access to loans to build logistics vessels.