Ba Ria-Vung Tau (VNA) – Vietnam focuses on improvement interregional transport connectivity in order to develop the seaport system.
In the master plan on the development of the Vietnamese port system, the port of Vung Tau in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau will be transformed into a national general port and an international gateway (Type IA) which will serve as a place of international container transhipment.
With the port of Hai Phong to the north, they form the two important poles in terms of port development in Vietnam.
From the two ports, key economic corridors connecting the most important economic poles of the country (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City) and connecting China and Cambodia have been put in place.
Vung Tau has all the conditions to become a port of entry thanks to its advantage in geological position and its important role in the key economic region of the south. In particular, its component port Cai Mep-Thi Vai plays a role of international transshipment port that can serve the regions of the south-east, the center-south, the central highlands and the Mekong delta.
Bui Van Quy, deputy general manager of Tan Cang Sai Gon Corporation, said Cai Mep-Thi Vai has accommodated vessels over 200,000 tons. It will become a transshipment port for the region and the world which will be able to share the volume of goods transported with Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai (China).
Therefore, the early completion of the transport system connecting Cai Mep-Thi Vai is extremely important, he added.
To create a base for the development of Cai Mep-Thi Vai Port and the Southern Key Economic Region, the government, ministries, sectors and provinces of Ba Ria-Vung Tau and Dong Nai are investing capital in projects Such as Bien Hoa-Vung Tau highway, Phuoc An Bridge and Belt Road No.4, which will help alleviate congestion of National Highway 51, and connect with Ben Luc-Long Thanh and Dau highways Day-Long Thanh to Ho Chi Minh City and other locations.
Nguyen Cong Vinh, vice chairman of the People’s Committee of Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, said the province is working with ministries and sectors to consider deploying a track link the industrial parks and ports of the province to the other provinces in order to facilitate the transport of products in the times to come./.