Construction on the Cà Ná Sea Port Complex in Ninh Thuận Province’s Thuận Nam District began on August 25. — VNA/VNS Photo Công Thử
NINH THUẬN — Construction began on the first phase of the Cà Ná Sea Port Complex project in the south-central province of Ninh Thuận on Tuesday (August 25).
The first phase of the project, worth more than VNĐ1.46 trillion (US$63 million), covers 108 hectares on Cà Ná Beach in Thuận Nam District’s Phước Diêm Commune.
The new seaport complex in Phase 1 is designed to handle about 3.3 million tonnes of cargo each year. It will have two wharves capable of receiving ships with deadweight tonnage (DWT) of up to 70,000-100,000, and one wharf handling ships of 20,000DWT.
It will also include berths, rafts, trees, yards, warehouses, logistic services, and ancillary, technical and traffic infrastructure.
The complex will apply smart technology, which will help speed up cargo handling.
The project will create favourable conditions for businesses located in industrial and processing parks and industrial clusters in the province and other localities in the south-central and Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) regions, according to the project contractor Trung Nam Construction Investment Corporation (Trung Nam Group).
It will play an important role in supporting the transport of equipment for renewable energy projects in the province.
Trung Nam Group Chairman Nguyễn Tâm Thịnh said the group would accelerate work on the project.
One of the two wharves for 70,000-100,000DWT ships will be completed by the end of 2022, and the other put into operation in October 2025.
The wharf for 20,000DWT ships is expected to open in August 2026.
The group has put into operation eight renewable energy projects with a total capacity of more than 600MW in the province. A 450MW solar power plant will come into operation this year.
It has funded more than VNĐ7.7 billion ($332,250) to support Thuận Nam District in infrastructure construction and repair of social welfare and education facilities. — VNS