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Tran De port set to become gateway seaport to Mekong Delta

By N. Tan

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HCMC – Tran De port in Soc Trang Province is set to become a gateway seaport to the Mekong Delta, according to the master plan for development of Vietnam’s seaport system in 2021-2030 with a vision to 2050, as approved by the prime minister.

As per the master plan, the offshore areas of Tran De estuary are zoned for developing the gateway port of the Mekong Delta region, while the land area and waters in the Tran De estuary are projected to serve local industrial parks to transport goods and passengers from the mainland to surrounding islands.

The gateway seaport to the Mekong Delta will be developed to handle container ships with a deadweight tonnage of up to 100,000 TEUs, and bulk cargo ships with a deadweight tonnage of 160,000 tons. It is expected to have total cargo throughput of 30-35 million tons by 2030.

Meanwhile, wharves in the Hau river, downstream of Dai Ngai bridge, categorized as multipurpose terminals, container terminals and passenger terminals, are expected to have total cargo throughput of 2 – 2.1 million tons and 488,000 to 506,000 passengers annually.

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