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Long An speeds up work on new port

Update: July, 14/2014 - 09:19

LONG AN (VNS) — The provincial authority of Long An has asked the Dong Tam – Long An joint stock company to accelerate construction of Long An International Port to better use the dredged passage of Soai Rap River.

According to the investor of the project, site clearance has been completed on over 90 per cent of the 147 ha of land under the project.

Pier No 1 is scheduled to become operational by the end of this year.

The request was made after the second stage of the project to dredge Soai Rap River was completed.

Forty kilometres of the river running through HCM City and Long An and Tien Giang provinces are now accessible to vessels of up to 50,000 tonnes.

The project to develop the port aims to promote import and export of goods and materials from Long An Province and the Mekong Delta.

Mekong provinces will be able to export all kinds of goods through the port by ship or by land without transporting the goods to HCM City. —VNS

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