Co Co River Dredging Bill Approved (Vietnam)
Central Quang Nam Province has approved VND625 billion (US$29.7 million) to dredge and clean 27km of the Co Co River.
The project will include cleaning up the river bed and construction of works along its length to ensure water traffic safety.
It is expected to be completed by 2015.
Province People’s Committee Chairman Le Phuoc Thanh said the project was expected to enhance co-operation between Hoi An and Da Nang cities, through which the river runs, and to contribute to river tourism between Hoi An’s Cua Dai Beach and Da Nang.
Thanh said the project would open up 2,600ha of riverbank space and opportunities for socio-economic development.
Source: VNS, March 25, 2013