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VNA to build logistics center in Can Tho
By Le Anh
Saturday,  Aug 11, 2018,13:11 (GMT+7)

VNA to build logistics center in Can Tho

By Le Anh

Delegates pose for a photograph at a signing ceremony between Can Tho City authorities and enterprises held on August 10 in Can Tho. Vietnam Airlines teams up with the Can Tho City People’s Committee to build a logistics hub in Can Tho City - PHOTO: VIETNAM AIRLINES

HCMC – National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines (VNA) signed an agreement last Friday with the Can Tho City People’s Committee to build an aviation logistics center project in the city, covering an area of some 27 hectares near Can Tho International Airport. The project seeks to expand transportation and trading activities, as well as promote logistics services in the Mekong Delta region.

Under the agreement, municipal authorities will create favorable conditions in providing planning information, offer instructions for VNA to complete investment procedures and carry out the project in compliance with prevailing regulations.

As for VNA, it is in charge of conducting essential studies and surveys to start construction. The carrier has partnered with Japanese Konoike Group for assessing the feasibility of the project.

Addressing the event, Trinh Hong Quang, deputy general director of VNA, said that the logistics center is expected to generate a large amount of revenue for the carrier in the coming years, as the local logistics sector is witnessing staggering growth of 15-20% per year. Meanwhile, the center will serve as a crucial infrastructure facility, helping to connect the Mekong Delta city with other localities at home and abroad, and offer job opportunities in the region.

In recent years, the country has seen a skyrocketing demand for the transportation of commodities, particularly by air. As shared by a representative of Can Tho City’s Transport Department, over 700,000 passengers were transported through Can Tho International Airport last year.

In related news, the municipal People’s Committee also signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with budget carrier Vietjet on the same day to promote activities of trade, aviation, tourism, and investment in the city.

Under the MOU, the two parties will jointly develop the municipal tourism sector, on par with the potential and strengths of the city, expand aviation networks, including operating international routes, and boost services of Vietjet and its partners.

The low-cost carrier began flights to Can Tho City four years ago, and is currently operating two domestic air routes connecting Can Tho with Danang City and Hanoi. It also operates five daily flights to Can Tho from Danang and Hanoi during the peak season. In addition, Vietjet and Thai Vietjet have partnered with other carriers to operate flights departing from the Mekong Delta city to overseas destinations.

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