Seaports at Dung Quat EZ need to reach regional standards

Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 11:32

Seaports in Dung Quat need to reach regional standards. - Photo

Dung Quat Economic Zone should seek investors for seaports in the zone to develop them to regional standards, according to an official.

Le Viet Chuc, secretary of Quang Ngai’s Party Committee, made the statement at a meeting between provincial authorities and the management board of Dung Quat Economic Zone and Quang Ngai Industrial Zones Authority in Quang Ngai on Tuesday.

To reach the target, Chuc requested the management board review and adjust the development plan on seaports in the Dung Quat EZ to meet enterprises’ demands. The board should draw investment to build seaports for containers in the EZ and technical infrastructure in the seaports.

Doing so would improve the quality and efficiency of ports in Dung Quat EZ and enterprises’ investment activities in the seaports in the EZ, he said.

The management board was asked to propose solutions to improve the quality of services at the EZ’s seaports, meeting the strong demand of enterprises.

The board should control service prices and draw investment in services in the seaports, while working with State agencies to achieve administrative reform of import and export activities in the seaports.

According to a report of the management board, 20 enterprises have demand for transport of import and export goods containers at seaports in Dung Quat Economic Zone and Quang Ngai’s industrial parks, with a capacity of about 6,500 containers per year.

However, at present the EZ and IPs in Quang Ngai lack container terminals, so the firms must transport the containers to Da Nang or other neighbouring seaports.

Therefore, the management board recommended provincial authorities find investors to develop container terminals in Dung Quat Economic Zone.

Now, Dung Quat Economic Zone has eight seaports, including seven ports in operation and one port under construction. The seven ports include three general ports, three specialised ports of Doosan and Dung Quat oil refinery plan and one port of the shipyard.

Meanwhile, a system of 11 specialised ports of Hoa Phat Steel Factory is under construction. — VNS

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