Seaport System Development Requires VND60 Trillion

Viet Nam needs an estimated VND60 trillion (some US$4 billion) from now to 2010 to develop the country’s system of seaports, according to the Ministry of Transport.

Ho Chi Minh City's Sai Gon Port is one of the major seaports in Viet Nam (Photo: Tuong Thuy)

The ministry says that VND20,573 billion is required for the north, VND14,211 billion for the central region, VND20,180 billion for the south, and VND2,023 billion for the Mekong Delta and southwest.

From now to 2010, many seaports will be built to meet the country’s forecast marine transport capacity of 265 million tons of goods per year in the next five years.

In the north, Hai Phong and Cai Lan ports will be upgraded while Lach Huyen Port will be built. 

In the central region, ports Cua Lo, Nghi Son, Vung Ang, Chan May, Quy Nhon, Ba Ngoi, Nha Trang, Dung Quat, together with Da Nang’s port system, will be upgraded and expanded. Ky Ha and Van Phong ports will be built.

In the south, construction and upgrade will be made for the port systems in Ho Chi Minh City and the provinces of Dong Nai and Ba Ria-Vung Tau.

By B.M.-Translated by Tuong Thuy

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