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Speedboats to Con Dao Will Begin This June

Starting this June, high-speed boats to Con Dao will be available from the Mekong Delta’s Soc Trang province.

Last week, according to Vietnam News, high-speed boat firm Super Dong broke ground on a new ferry terminal in Soc Trang’s Tran De town. The 3.6-hectare site will include a wharf, parking area, entertainment zone, hotel and park, the news outlet reports, and is expected to cost VND90 billion (US$3.94 million).

On its website, Super Dong announced that it would also use a brand-new VND50 billion (US$2.2 million) high-speed vessel on the route. The boat has a capacity of 306 passengers and would make the 90-kilometer journey between Soc Trang and Con Dao in two and a half hours.

To start, Super Dong plans to run one Soc Trang-Con Dao trip at 8am each day as well as a return trip at 1pm. A second boat will also go into operation from the start of next year, according to the firm, which also runs high-speed boats to Phu Quoc from Rach Gia and Ha Tien. Tickets are expected to cost VND310,000 per person, and the firm expects to handle 30,000 passengers in the route’s first six months of operation.

[Photo via Super Dong]

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