HCMC to complete removal of Saigon sea port this year

Saigon Port Company is removing wharfs and other properties in the port’s area and the removal is expected to complete by the end of this year, according to a representative from the HCMC Department of Transport.

The port system along the Saigon River (Photo: SGGP)

The port system along the Saigon River (Photo: SGGP)

After site clearance is complete, the area will be handed over to Ngoc Vien Dong Company, investor of the technical infrastructure construction project at Nha Rong-Khanh Hoi port.
The department has proposed the city People’s Committee to consider approving the policy of keeping part of wharfs to receive international passenger vessels to the city.
According to the Prime Minister’s decision, five wharfs in the Saigon river must be removed before 2010 comprising Tan Cang Saigon (Saigon Newport), Ba Son shipbuilding plant, Nha Rong-Khanh Hoi, Tan Thuan and Rau Qua (vegetable fruit).
However, the wharf removal has been very low for the last ten years. So far, only Tan Cang Saigon has been removed since 2014.

By P.DUY – Translated by Hai Mien

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