CAN THO – Soc Trang Province has proposed that the Government provide it with nearly VND7 trillion, or 70% of total funding, to develop an 18-kilometer sea-crossing bridge, part of the Tran De seaport project.
The proposal was made during a working visit to the province by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on April 27.
In addition, the province asked the Government for financial support of some VND1.4 trillion to build a road connecting the Dai Nghia bridge to National Highway 60 and of VND550 billion to construct a road behind the seaport and other components.
The Tran De seaport is set to become a deep-water gateway port in the Mekong Delta region and can receive cargo vessels with a tonnage of up to 160,000 tonnes.
Offering various preferential policies, Soc Trang Province is calling for investment in the Tran De seaport project, which will cover an area of 4,550 hectares and comprise a 550-hectare wharf, a sea-crossing bridge, a logistics service area and an industrial park.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh led a working delegation of the Government to make a working trip to the Tran De seaport project and the Long Phu 1 thermal power project in the Mekong Delta province.