After the preparation period, on February 15, 2019, Phu Quoc High Speed Joint Stock Company put into operation a high-speed boat from Vung Tau to Con Dao and vice versa.
After the voyage about 4 hours since starting at Cau Da port (Vung Tau city), the Con Dao Express 36 high-speed boat has safely docked at Ben Dam port (Con Dao). The boat arrived 45 minutes later than expected due to unfavorable weather conditions; the northeast wind is nearly 60 km / h (wind gust / level 7).
Mr. Tran Chi Tuong – resident of No.5 – experienced the inaugural boat said: (Quote reporter: I am a resident of the island for many years, I have also traveled many different means; today, I know Vung Tau – Con Dao high speed boat, so I bought tickets and went to try it. The sea is quite dynamic but the boat is running smoothly, the interior is cool and modern, the ticket price is fine. Laughing like that, you know how to ride a boat.)
Immediately after the boat arrived at the port, Con Dao district held a ceremony to celebrate the opening of a high-speed boat from Vung Tau to Con Dao and gave flowers to congratulate the crew and guests on the high-speed boat.
Con Dao Express 36 high-speed boat operated and operated by Phu Quoc High-Speed Boat Joint Stock Company; Designed in a modern two-body style, European standards have a length of more than 46 meters, a width of more than 12 meters and a capacity of 598 passengers.
The boat is equipped with four Roll-Royce MTU machines with a maximum speed of 35 nautical mile/hour (equivalent to 60 km / hour). With this speed, it is expected that the journey of Con Dao Express 36 from Vung Tau to Con Dao or vice versa only takes more than 3 hours, down nearly 10 hours compared to traveling by conventional boats operating in Vietnam currently from now on.
At the same time, it is possible to compare the time of passengers traveling from Vung Tau to Con Dao using Con 36 Express 36, which is equivalent to the time of selecting a vehicle to travel from Vung Tau to Con Dao (taking off from Tan airport). Son Nhat) because it takes about 2 hours by car from Vung Tau to the airport and 45 minutes to fly.
According to Phu Quoc High-Speed Boat Joint Stock Company, Con Dao Express 36 is designed according to 5-star European standards and satisfies the national standard for high-speed boat building and closing. Being the largest double-body boat in Vietnam today, when operating, the boat has high stability, along with a wide passenger compartment to help passengers not get tired and minimize seasickness.
The Con Dao Express 36 speedboat has officially served passengers since February 15. Every day, the boat departs from Cau Da port (Vung Tau) to Ben Dam port (Con Dao) at 8 o’clock and returns at 13:30 in the day. Economy ticket price from VND 660,000 / turn to VND 880,000 / turn, luxury is VND 1.2 million / turn. From February 15 to February 28, the Company made a 20% discount on the occasion of the opening.
The ceremony to welcome the Vung Tau to Con Dao high-speed boat route today (February 15, 2019) will mark an important milestone for the economic and tourist development of Ba Ria – Vung Tau province in general and island district. Con Dao in particular. Along with other means, the Con Dao Express 36 high-speed boat enters into commercial exploitation is not only a bridge between “shore and island” for people and visitors to have more choices of means of transport between the island and the land. It also provides quality service, giving customers interesting experiences when coming to Con Dao by waterway.
Mr. Nguyen Van Minh – a tourist from Binh Duong – said: (Quote reporter: I am in Binh Duong, want to go to Con Dao to play but do not know what to go with, few days listening to the radio is a high-speed boat from Vung The boat to Con Dao opened so I went online, bought tickets and went to the island, the price was reasonable, tickets were easy to buy, the boat was wide and airy, cool, I found it very interesting to experience this boat. Round-trip ticket to return to the mainland on this speedboat.)
In recent years, the road to Con Dao (Ba Ria – Vung Tau province) has been shortened by flights or high-speed boats, not only opening new opportunities for the island’s tourism industry but also helping For travel, medical treatment, education … of officials and civil servants, armed forces, people and children on the island are more convenient.
Mr. Tran Anh Viet – taxi driver Mai Linh said: (Quote reporter: Listen to Vung Tau high speed boat – Con Dao only lasts about 3 hours, runs every day, I feel very happy; My work is also more positive, but as a citizen, I am happy that it will be convenient and many options to travel when there is a job on the mainland, however, I also hope that the levels of interest to distribute tourism development, visitors to many but the price is still stable for people to feel comfortable doing their living ……)
It is known that Phu Quoc High-Speed Boat Joint Stock Company will exploit the route from Tran De (Soc Trang) to Con Dao by high-speed two-boat in the near future. Thus, along with aircraft, boats of Con Dao 09, Con Dao 10, Superdong Kien Giang and Con Dao Express 36 high-speed boats, the traffic connecting Con Dao to the mainland is more convenient; meet travel needs of people and visitors. At the same time, contributing to attracting tourists to Con Dao more and more and helping Con Dao with the mainland is no longer aloof.
Source: Thai Thuy