HCM City plans to replace Truong Tho Port with new ICD

Tuesday, Aug 03, 2021 10:25

The Truong Tho port cluster with its ICD in Thu Duc City will soon be replaced by an ICD in Long Binh in District 9. — Photo:sggp.org.vn

HCM City authorities are working on a new inland container depot (ICD) to be built in Long Binh Ward, District 9, to replace the existing Truong Tho Port complex in Thu Duc District.

The city People's Committee has directed Thu Duc City to soon submit the 1/2000-scale zoning plan for the ICD to competent agencies for approval.

Once it is approved, the Department of Planning and Investment will hire contractors to develop it.

With an area of ​​more than 670,000m2, ICD Long Binh will receive goods from the city’s neighbouring provinces of Dong Nai and Binh Duong, receive and store raw materials, and package, label, and distribute goods to ports in HCM City, Dong Nai and Ba Ria - Vung Tau, and industrial parks and industrial clusters in the south-eastern and Central Highlands regions.

Despite the threat of Covid-19, many trucks and container trucks continue to queue up in long lines every day outside Truong Tho port area to deliver and receive goods.

According to the Department of Transport, the volume of goods passing through it in recent years is 15 million tonnes a year, while for many years 2,000-2,500 vehicles have been entering or leaving it every day, exceeding designed capacity.

As a result, the Hanoi Highway section in Thu Duc District, the only road leading to the port complex, often suffers from congestion. People living in the area live in fear because of the regular occurrence of deadly accidents involving motorbikes and trucks.

Truong Tho Ward is expected to become the centre of the newly created Thu Duc city under urban plans for the east of HCM City, and in the event is not suited to housing a large cargo port.

The city has instructed Thu Duc to promote investment to develop the Truong Tho urban area. —VNS

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