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Nhon Trach Newport gets green light

Released at: 13:22, 12/09/2015

Nhon Trach Newport gets green light

Dry port in Dong Nai province receives approval from transport ministry.

by Hoai An

The Ministry of Transport (MoT) has approved an investment proposal from the Saigon Newport Corporation (SNP) to build the Nhon Trach Newport dry port in Nhon Trach district, southern Dong Nai province.

The dry port has an area of 11.1 ha, divided into four sectors: a container park on 3.54 ha, an empty container yard on 1.32 ha, a warehouse on 1.38 ha, and offices on 0.2 ha. Capacity at the port is expected to reach 150,000 TEUs per year and customs clearance procedures for inland ports can be completed on site.

SNP is responsible for constructing and putting the port into operation on schedule at the prescribed quality. MoT has assigned the Vietnam Maritime Administration to guide, inspect, and supervise construction.

In May, SNP also signed an infrastructure leasing contract at the Phu Huu Port in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 9 to reduce overload at Cat Lai Port in District 2. It plans to repair and upgrade infrastructure and equipment so it can berth ships of large tonnage by the end of this year.

It will also invest in a 280-meter wharf at Phu Huu Port, to come into operation in 2016.

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