HCMC – Vietnam Railways (VNR) has put forth a VND445-billion project to upgrade two railway stations, Song Than in Binh Duong Province in the south of the country and Cao Xa in Hai Duong Province in the north, to facilitate international cargo transport.
In a recent proposal sent to the Ministry of Transport, VNR suggested allocating VND150 billion for the upgrade of Song Than station and VND295 billion for the renovation of Cao Xa station.
According to VNR, infrastructure at Song Than railway station, including the railway itself, warehouse, cargo yard, and the water drainage system, is deteriorating. Its poor conditions have led to an inability to fulfill the cargo transportation requirements of the region.
As the most crucial cargo railway station in the southern region, Song Than serves as a pivotal hub for cargo reception and distribution for all southern provinces. It is set to become one of the six primary international multimodal transport terminals, facilitating the import and export of goods between Vietnam and China.
To support international freight services and multimodal transport operations, VNR has also suggested developing two new cargo yards on over 9,000 square meters of land at Song Than. This move would integrate seamlessly with the logistic center and bonded warehouse situated within the Song Than Industrial Park.
VNR also plans to establish a maintenance service center for container trucks, facilities for handling refrigerated cargo, and other auxiliary facilities.
For Cao Xa railway station, which is an important link on the Hanoi-Haiphong railway section, VNR is looking to introduce a new cargo loading track, upgrade management and customs offices, and expand the warehouse and cargo yard capacities to meet the requirements of international freight services.