By The Saigon Times Daily
Sông Cái Mép, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, September 6, 2015
HCMC – The Vietnam Maritime Administration has proposed a plan to develop navigational passages linking the Cai Mep-Thi Vai port complex in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province at a cost of nearly VND6.38 trillion (over US$284 million).
The funding would come from the State budget and other sources. The administration expects work on the plan to start before 2018 if it wins the nod of the Ministry of Transport, VietnamPlus reports.
The administration said studies showed the Cai Mep-Thi Vai River has favorable conditions for seaport and passage development for the port area and can handle vessels of 75,000-80,000 DWTs or bigger. Cargo throughput in the area was previously forecast to reach 26.8 million tons a year by 2020.
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