|A forklift truck unloads from a container at a logistics centre in Đà Nẵng. The central city has been supporting businesses restarting a series of logistics and investment projects after a two-year delay by the COVID-19. VNS Photo Công Thành
ĐÀ NẴNG — The ITL Logistics Đà Nẵng company will resume construction of its logistics centre on March 23 at the city’s Hòa Khánh Expanded Industrial Zone after a one-year delay due to the COVID-19.
The project, which started construction in early 2020, will be built over 31,000sq.m with a total investment of VNĐ200 billion (US$8.7 million) to be officially operational in the fourth quarter of 2022.
It’s the first logistics project in the Industrial Zone (IZ) restarting its schedule after a lengthy suspension due to the pandemic.
The ITL Logistics Đà Nẵng was designed with a storage capacity of 300,000 tonnes of cargo per year, sharing infrastructure, warehouses and transport services.
Head of the Đà Nẵng Hi-tech Park and Industrial Zones Authority (Đà Nẵng HPIZA), Phạm Trường Sơn, said the HPIZA has been supporting a series of already registered investment projects for recommencing COVID-19 impacted projects in IZs and the Hi-tech Park soon.
Earlier this year, the first international standard cold/chilled storage system in Đà Nẵng was put into operation after difficulties due to COVID-19.
Sơn said that more logistics centres would be built to serve local and FDI investors boosting exports and imports in the COVID-19 economic recovery period in 2022.
Đà Nẵng plans to develop a series of logistics centres roads in connection with the newly designed Liên Chiểu deep-sea port and the East-West Economic Corridor links in Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, and Việt Nam.
The HPIZA reported that Đà Nẵng hi-tech park and six industrial zones of Đà Nẵng drew 503 projects, including 130 FDI worth $1.8 billion and VNĐ27.56 trillion ($1.2 billion), respectively from domestic investors. — VNS