Transport Department proposes cargo restriction to Cat Lai port

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport on Thursday proposed to restrict the volume of goods transported to Cat Lai port as one of urgent measures to reduce traffic congestion in approach streets to the port.

A corner of Cat Lai Port, in the photo is chemical tanks (Photo: SGGP)

The proposal was made at a meeting between director of the department Bui Xuan Cuong and the city Police Department, District 2 and the port management.

According to the Transport Department, other immediate solutions are to extend the docking period of vessels at the port; encourage customers to directly deliver and receive goods at Cai Mep Port in the neighboring province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau instead of transferring to Cat Lai.

In addition, related sides should provide package cargo transport service from Hiep Phuoc Port in Nha Be district to customers’ warehouses instead of transiting Cat Lai port. Besides, they should also work with customs agency to create a flexible mechanism for direct goods delivery and pickup at Hiep Phuoc and Cai Mep.

Police forces are proposed to strictly handle container trucks committing parking violations along approach roads and increase traffic regulation in the port area.

In long term, the Department of Transport will work with Vietnam Expressway Corporation to hand over a approach road from the port to the HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Giay expressway. The road stretches from An Phu Intersection to the eastern belt road in District 9, HCMC.

On the other hand, they will establish a plan to improve trafficability in An Phu Intersection, speed up the progress of works in Cat Lai port's area, build My Thuy intersection and Cat Lai Bridge, and upgrade the eastern belt road, Nguyen Duy Trinh and Nguyen Thi Dinh streets.

By Quoc Hung – Translated by Hai Mien

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