HCMC – HCMC is planning to develop a seaport capable of receiving container ships of up to 200,000 DWT in the outlying district of Can Gio.
According to the seaport development plan for the 2021-2030 period, the city’s Department of Transport is considering four locations to build the port.
Under the first option, the port would be adjacent to the Long Tau River in Binh Khanh Commune. According to Hang Hai Construction Consultation JSC, the consulting firm for the plan, the port in this location would cover 250 hectares and be capable of receiving container ships of 30,000 to 50,000 DWT.
The HCMC Department of Transport said a port in this location would be conveniently connected to the Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway, which is being developed. The consulting firm needs to conduct a further study for the port’s container yard and logistics services.
Under the second option, the port would be adjacent to the Long Tau River in Thanh An Commune. It would cover 50 hectares and be capable of receiving container ships of up to 100,000 DWT.
The Transport Department has rejected this option, as the location is near the Can Gio Biosphere Reserve and is not connected to the road system.
As part of the third option, the port would cover 150 hectares in Long Hoa Commune and be capable of receiving container ships of up to 150,000 DWT.
This area is also near the Can Gio Biosphere Reserve but is located at the water front. Therefore, it would be capable of receiving large ships.
If this option is selected, the city will need to consult the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment because it is situated near the Can Gio Biosphere Reserve.
Under the fourth option, the city would build a specialized port near Ong Cho Islet, which would cover 100 hectares and be capable of receiving container ships of up to 200,000 DWT.
The Transport Department said this location is adjacent to the Cai Mep-Thi Vai and Saigon-Vung Tau navigation routes so the port will be able to receive large ships and serve as a specialized and transshipment point for inland water transport.
The consulting firm also proposed developing a deep-water port on the Thi Vai River near Go Gia Islet in Can Gio District to receive ships of up to 80,000 DWT after 2030.
By Le Anh