The 80-passenger highspeed boat is 28.8m long 5.8m wide and travels 18 knots per hour. It was built at a total capital of VND22 billion (US$ 956,000).
The ship is expected to meet the travelling demand of residents on the island and contribute to the tourism development of the district.
Con Co Island is located to the East of Vinh Linh district, crossing the 17th parallel about 30 km from the mainland. It is considered as one the most beautiful islands of the central region, with an abundant ecosystem and great tourism potential.
Some of popuplar destinations on the island are traditional hall where displays items related to the history of the army and people of the island over the past 55 years, monument Hill 37 commemorating the soldiers sacrificing themselves to protect the island and Ben Nghe (Nghe Wharf) - Mom Ho beach. The local authorities expect to receive 20,000-25,000 visitors to the island by 2020.
In November, 2016 the People’s Committee of the Central province of Quang Tri proposed the Government to open new tourism route to Con Co Island.
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam asked the provincial authorities to work with the Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Culture – Sport and Tourism and relevant agencies in planning and building infrastructure to meet demands of socio-economic development as well as of national defense and security.