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Quang Nam to develop Chu Lai Port into port hub
By Nhan Tam
Wednesday,  Oct 31, 2018,19:08 (GMT+7)

Quang Nam to develop Chu Lai Port into port hub

By Nhan Tam

A view of Chu Lai Port in Quang Nam Province – PHOTO: THACO

DANANG – The Quang Nam government has sent a seaport plan up to 2020 with a vision toward 2030 to competent authorities asking for approval to upgrade Chu Lai Port in the province into an international standard seaport and port hub in central Vietnam.

Chairman of Quang Nam Province Dinh Van Thu said today, October 31 that the 5,186-hectare Chu Lai deep-water port project will be carried out by upgrading the Ky Ha and Chu Lai wharfs.

In particular, Chu Lai Port is expected to handle 30,000-DWT container vessels in full load and cargo ships of 50,000 DWT or more. The project will be expanded by adding cargo harbors and wharfs that will be separately used for tourism.

“Chu Lai Port, currently a type-two port, will turn into a type-one port after the projected upgrade,” Thu said, adding that in 2030, the port will be combined with the system of seaports of central provinces to create a large group of ports eligible for serving international cargo shipments.

Besides this, it will also welcome multiple international cruise ships visiting tourism destinations such as Hoi An Ancient Town, Cham Island and Ly Son Island.

Under the plan, the volume of cargo transported through the port will amount to an estimated 5-5.8 million tons per year in 2020 and 11.7-12.7 million tons per year in 2030.

The plan was reportedly drawn up after the prime minister approved an adjustment of the general plan to build an open economy in Quang Nam Province’s Chu Lai up to 2035, with a vision toward 2050, in May.

In related news, Danang City has written to the Ministry of Planning and Investment requesting an advance of VND500 billion, equivalent to 10% of the backup source for the country’s mid-term public investment plan over the 2016-2020 period, in accordance with the National Assembly’s Resolution 26/2016/QH14, dated November 10, 2016, to start construction on Lien Chieu Port in 2019.

The sum of VND500 billion is expected to cover compensation, supporting activities and resettlement; equipment installation; roads leading to the port; electricity and water supply and lighting systems for the port; and other costs.

According to the city’s plan, the three-phase Lien Chieu Port project requires a total investment of VND32.86 trillion, of which the State budget accounts for 30% of the total funding and the remaining capital will be mobilized from domestic and foreign investors.

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