Hon Gai International Habour in the northern province of Quang Ninh has become operational. Vietnam Maritime Administration on November 22 instructed Quang Ninh Ports Authority to consider regulations for licensing ships to operate at the harbour as well as conduct necessary technical checks. Hon Gai International Habour The harbour which can receive the world’s largest cruise vessels cost VND1 trillion (USD45.54 million). Of the sum, VND300 billion is from the state budget, while the remainder is sourced from Sun Group. The quay is 1.2 kilometres long, with a 130 metres long passenger reception area. This will serve the world’s largest cruise 330 metres long capable of transporting 6,500 passengers. Provincial authorities have also agreed to pilot scheduled cruise services for solo or small group travellers on Ha Long Bay to stop the situation that many travellers have had to wait hours to find cruises for bay tours. In many cases, they have to buy higher-priced tickets through brokers. From now to the year-end, Quang Ninh will also put into operation Van Don International Airport and the Ha Long-Van Don Highway.