Hải Phòng Port of the Hải Phòng Port JSC. The company proposes to put investment to the container terminal 3 and 4 in Lạch Huyện Port at the Đình Vũ Economic Zone, Hải Phòng City. Photo thanhtra.com.vn
HÀ NỘI – The Ministry of Planning and Investment has proposed the Prime Minister to approve Hải Phòng Port JSC’s investment in construction of two container terminals 3 and 4 in Lạch Huyện Port.
The total project investment is about VNĐ6.9 trillion, of which VNĐ3.1 trillion or 45 per cent of the total investment, comes from Hải Phòng Port JSC and VNĐ3.8 trillion or 55 per cent of the total investment from commercial loans, Nguyễn Cảnh Tĩnh, acting director of the Việt Nam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines), parent of Hải Phòng Port JSC, told the Giao thông (Transport) newspaper.
The two container terminals will be built at Lạch Huyện Port in the Đình Vũ-Cát Hải Economic Zone, Cát Hải District, Hải Phòng City.
They will have a total length of 750m and are ability to receive ships with a capacity up to 8,000-TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit).
The project building two container terminals includes investment in technical infrastructure and equipment, capable of receiving 1 – 1.1 million TEU of goods per year, Tĩnh said.
The project is to serve the relocation of Hoàng Diệu Port, ensuring competitiveness and development of the Hải Phòng Port JSC for the long-term.
If it gets the Government’s approval, the project will start construction from 2020 and be completed in 2025. Of which, container terminal 3 will be put into operation from 2022.
Container terminals 1 and 2 came into operation in May 2018 and have served container ships and general ships with a capacity of about 1.1 million TEU per year.
In the period of 2020-25, with a scale of nine terminals, including six container terminals and three general terminals, the Lạch Huyện Port can receive 4,000-TEU general ships and 8,000-TEU container ships, according to the approved planning of Lạch Huyện Port under the Hải Phòng international port system to 2020 and the detailed planning of the Northern seaport group to 2020, with a vision to 2030. – VNS