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Dry ports to reduce traffic jams

Update: November, 25/2016 - 19:35
Part of the HCM City High-tech Park in District 9. — VNA/VNS Photo Phương Vy
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY  HCM City has proposed the construction of two dry ports in the city’s High-tech Park in District 9 and Đông Nam Industrial Park in Củ Chi District.

The port in the High-tech Park will be 10ha in area with an expected capacity of 150,000teu by 2020. The one in the Đông Nam Industrial Park will be built on a 6ha area.

Lê Thành Đại, deputy head of the High-tech Park’s management board said that since there were some 800 containers travelling from the park to the Cát Lái port in District 2 everyday, the new inland port will not only serve the activities of the park but also help reduce congestion between the two destinations.

Lê Hoàng Minh, deputy director of the city’s transport department, said that the new port in Đông Nam Industrial Park will reduce the pressure of inland goods delivery for the park and the Tây Bắc Industrial Park.

It will also help facilitate the goods delivering process from the South-eastern provinces of Tây Ninh, Bình Phước and Bình Dương to the Sài Gòn River, he said.

There are currently 11 dry ports connecting the Vũng Tàu sea port with the city, 7 of which are located in the city.

The construction of a new flyover was started yesterday as part of the city’s efforts to reduce traffic jams.

The flyover costs some VNĐ169 billion (US$7.4 million), connecting the Nguyễn Văn Cừ flyover with Võ Văn Kiệt street.

It will help facilitate traffic from districts 1, 4, 5, 7, and 8 to the southern area of the city and vice versa, according to the management centre of the Saigon River Tunnel.  VNS

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