Vinalines begins construction of seaport in Hau Giang

Friday, Sep 25, 2015 18:29

The Vinalines Hau Giang seaport is designed to receive vessels which have capacity of 20,000 deadweight tonnage.— Photo

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — The Viet Nam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines), on September 25, kicked off construction on the first phase of the Vinalines Hau Giang seaport in the southern province of Hau Giang.

The seaport, part of the Hau Giang marine and seaport service project, is being built on 87.1 ha with total investment capital of about VND398.9 billion (US$17.72 million). It will have a 150m quay with a capacity of 1 million tonnes per year. It can receive vessels which have capacity of 20,000 deadweight tonnage.

The first phase will be divided into two stages. The first stage will be operational by October 2016, while the second one will be built in January 2019. The phase is scheduled to be operational by 2020.

General Director of Vinalines Le Anh Son said the project would meet the demand of transporting goods through the province. It would be a modern seaport and marine service centre in the region, creating favourable conditions for the development of industrial parks and social economy of Hau Giang Province and Cuu Long River Delta.— VNS

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