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Upgrading of Cai Mep – Thi Vai port cluster to be executed early next year

By N. Tan

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HCMC – The Maritime Project Management Unit under the Ministry of Transport has approved a plan to select contractors for packages such as site survey consultancy, drawings preparation and bomb disposal to upgrade the Cai Mep – Thi Vai port cluster from Buoy No.0 to the Cai Mep Container Terminal.

The Maritime Project Management Unit has chosen a contractor to take charge of dredging and transporting sediments and debris for disposal from Buoy No.0 to the upstream of the Cai Mep International Terminal in Phu My town, Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province.

Meanwhile, the selection of a consultancy contractor and environmental monitoring and assessing contractor are being expedited together with preparations for site delivery.

Work on the project is scheduled to commence in early February 2023 and be completed in 2025 with a total investment capital of VND1,400 billion from the State budget.

According to the Ministry of Transport, the navigational channel from buoy No.0 to the upstream of the Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT) is designed for ships of 160,000 deadweight tonnage (DWT) with a full load and 120,000 DWT vessels for two-way operation.

The section from upstream CMIT to upstream of the Tan Cang-Cai Mep Container Terminal (TCCT) is designed for ships of 120,000 DWT with full cargo and vessels of 100,000 DWT operating two ways.

The section from the upstream of TCCT to the port of Phuoc An is designed for ships of 60,000 DWT full load or larger for one-way operation.

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