PM Expects Cai Mep-Thi Vai Deep-water Port System On Par With Other Regional Peers
16:27 | 20/03/2021
VGP -  Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc tasked subordinate levels to build the Cai Mep-Thi Vai deep-water port system on par with others in the region by 2030.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visits Gemalink port is the biggest project of deep sea container port in Cai Mep – Thi Vai area. Photo: VGP

He delegated the task during his inspection tour to the port system located in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province on March 20.

The Government chief also challenged subordinate level to develop the port system into a world-class seaport hub in the world by 2045.

Colonel Ngo Minh Thuan - General Director of the Saigon Newport Corporation reports to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc about the operation results of Tan Cang - Cai Mep port. Photo: VGP

The Cai Mep – Thi Vai port complex is a group of deep-water seaports with a combined length of over 20km, which account for over 30% of the country’s exports by containers, which are expected to be a trade gateway in South Viet Nam.

Gemalink is the biggest seaport in the Cai Mep-Thi Vai complex and one of the 19 big seaports in the world which is capable of receiving the world’s biggest cruise liners.

Built at a total investment of US$520 million in two phases, the port is equipped with ship-to-shore cranes designed and manufactured in Viet Nam. When the first phase of the port is inaugurated in May, it will run at at least 80% of its designed capacity this year and at full capacity from next year./.

By Thuy Dung

 

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