Viet Nam News
QUẢNG NGÃI — Dung Quất Economic Zone should seek investors for seaports in the zone to develop them to regional standards, according to an official.
Lê Viết Chức, secretary of Quảng Ngãi’s Party Committee, made the statement at a meeting between provincial authorities and the management board of Dung Quất Economic Zone and Quảng Ngãi Industrial Zones Authority in Quảng Ngãi on Tuesday.
To reach the target, Chức requested the management board review and adjust the development plan on seaports in the Dung Quất EZ to meet enterprises’ demands. The board should draw investment to build seaports for containers in the EZ and technical infrastructure in the seaports.
Doing so would improve the quality and efficiency of ports in Dung Quất EZ and enterprises’ investment activities in the seaports in the EZ, he said.
The management board was asked to propose solutions to improve the quality of services at the EZ’s seaports, meeting the strong demand of enterprises.
The board should control service prices and draw investment in services in the seaports, while working with State agencies to achieve administrative reform of import and export activities in the seaports.
According to a report of the management board, 20 enterprises have demand for transport of import and export goods containers at seaports in Dung Quất Economic Zone and Quảng Ngãi’s industrial parks, with a capacity of about 6,500 containers per year.
However, at present the EZ and IPs in Quảng Ngãi lack container terminals, so the firms must transport the containers to Đà Nẵng or other neighbouring seaports.
Therefore, the management board recommended provincial authorities find investors to develop container terminals in Dung Quất Economic Zone.
Now, Dung Quất Economic Zone has eight seaports, including seven ports in operation and one port under construction. The seven ports include three general ports, three specialised ports of Doosan and Dung Quất oil refinery plan and one port of the shipyard.
Meanwhile, a system of 11 specialised ports of Hòa Phát Steel Factory is under construction. — VNS