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Improvements sought for Ba Ria Vung Tau ports

Released at: 23:03, 26/03/2016

Improvements sought for Ba Ria Vung Tau ports

Conference hears of measures to bolster efficiency at Cai Mep - Thi Vai seaports.

by Hong Nhung

The “Solutions to Continue to Improve the Efficiency of Port Management and Exploitation of Group 5 Ports and Seaports at Cai Mep - Thi Vai (CM-TV)” conference was held by the Ba Ria Vung Tau Provincial People’s Committee on March 25 and hosted by Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Van Cong.

The province cooperated with the Ministry of Transportation (MoT) and the Vietnam Maritime Administration in organizing the conference to discuss solutions for existing issues in excavation and management at CM-TV seaports. Improving efficiency would bring a host of benefits not only to the country but also to local regions in the Southern Key Economic Zone, which includes Ba Ria Vung Tau.

Addressing the conference, representatives from seaport enterprises, shipping lines, and associations proposed easing maritime fees and charges and customs procedures, enhancing road infrastructure, introducing a floor price on loading and logistics services, and conducting research on solutions for seaport planning management, in particular proposing MoT strengthen the transshipping of cargo between CM-TV seaports.

Deputy Minister Cong emphasized that the ministry has been investing in highway transport networks, including the Bien Hoa - Vung Tau Highway and seeking funds to complete the route between Cai Mep and Thi Vai, and dredging to the 14 meter standard and reaching 15 meters in the near future. It has also promoted investment in domestic waterway networks, to connect cargo transport from the Mekong Delta and southeastern region with CM-TV.

The Provincial People’s Committee will collect opinions and solutions and cooperate with local departments before submitting them to MoT and the government for approval. The target is to make CM-TV seaport an international transit port, attracting huge volumes of cargo from regional countries.

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