- 28 July 2021
5 new ports that Ho Chi Minh city prioritizes to build
In the face of the fact that import and export goods are concentrated at Cat Lai container terminal in Ho Chi Minh City, the average level has reached over 400,000 containers/month, causing constant overload pressure at this port. To cut back on the volume for Cat Lai port, a series of solutions have been put in place.
In 2021-2025, Ho Chi Minh City will focus on building five ports. These are ICD transshipment port cluster, Long Binh Ward (Thu Duc city), ICD dry port in Cu Chi area (Cu Chi logistics center); Inland waterway port of Ho Chi Minh City Hi-Tech Park (logistics center of High-Tech Park of Ho Chi Minh City), ITC international general inland waterway port and Mui Den Do passenger port (District 7, Ho Chi Minh City).
Mr. Bui Hoa An (Deputy Director of Transportation Department) said that infrastructure overload around the Cat Lai port area is always a hot topic. When the cluster of ICD Cu Chi inland ports, the inland waterway of the High-Tech Park of Ho Chi Minh City, and the ITC international general inland port come into operation, in addition to helping to share with Cat Lai port, it also reduces the distance and transportation costs for businesses. He said that the total investment capital to build these new ports is 8,670 billion VND, of which the city budget is 870 billion VND, the rest is capital from the central government, PPP capital.
Along with the investment in a new port, the city will prioritize investment in roads connecting to the Hiep Phuoc port area (Nha Be district) to promote the capacity of Hiep Phuoc port, of which phase 3 upgrades Nguyen Huu Tho street level. Next, urgently build and complete the Ring Road 2, My Thuy intersection, widen Nguyen Duy Trinh street to help reduce the load of Cat Lai port.