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Thorough assessment required for Can Gio transshipment port project

By N. Tan

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HCMC – The Ministry of Transport has requested the HCMC authorities to make a thorough assessment of the project to develop Can Gio transshipment port, including an estimate on the cargo throughput, container cargo channels, and its impact on the planning and operation of other seaports in the area.

The Ministry of Transport’s requirement was contained in a written feedback to the HCMC People’s Committee on the outline plan for building the transshipment port, the Vietnam News Agency reported.

Accordingly, the ministry requested the city to forecast the cargo throughput via the port upon its establishment, including international transshipment cargo in terms of volume, structure and Vietnam’s exports and imports.

The city also needs to give solutions to issues arising during the implementation of each phase of the project.

According to the ministry, financial sources that could be used to fund the project need to be taken into consideration, including the private sector, borrowings from financial organizations, the State budget, and the capability of fundraising from local joint ventures.

For the project’s impact on the city’s socio-economic development, it is necessary to conduct a preliminary evaluation of the environmental impact, including impacts on land, water, mangroves and ecology, said the ministry.

The Ministry of Transport told the HCMC authorities to direct the relevant agencies to complete the plan so that the ministry could have the basis to adjust the master plan on the seaport system development and other detailed planning.

Under the master plan for the development of Vietnam’s seaport system in the 2021-2030 period, with a vision to 2050 that has been approved by the Prime Minister, by 2030, the seaport system can handle a cargo throughput ranging from 1,140 to 1,423 million tons and 10.1 to 10.3 million passengers.

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