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HCM City wants ports master plan tweaked

Update: September, 27/2017 - 08:12
With the Government set to make changes to the master plan for ports in the south-eastern region, HCM City wants its ports master plan amended too, according to the municipal People’s Committee (PC). – Photo giaoduc.net

HCM CITY – With the Government set to make changes to the master plan for ports in the south-eastern region, HCM City wants its ports master plan amended too, according to the municipal People’s Committee (PC).

The PC said on Monday that the city would like to develop a port system aligned with its road infrastructure and domestic waterway system to facilitate easy transport and logistics convenience.

The city has hired a consultancy to study how to link its rail system with its ports, especially Cát Lái and Hiệp Phước.

The city, complaining about the lack of piers for passenger transport, also wants the Ministry of Transport to tweak the master plan for local, inter-provincial and tourist ports.

It has said Tân Thuận Port should be relocated before 2020 to enable construction of Thủ Thiêm Bridge 4.

Other ports in the city centre should also be moved after 2020 and no development or expansion should be done to them until then, it has said.

Until 2020 piers should not be built at Bến Nghé and Phú Hữu ports, it has said, adding they should only be considered after the two begin operation. -- VNS

 

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