|Đà Nẵng Bay is a location for the development of Liên Chiểu Port in 2021-30, vision 2050. The port will be one of the key international gateways of Việt Nam. — Photo courtesy of Quang Huy
ĐÀ NẴNG — The central city of Đà Nẵng will commence construction of the Liên Chiểu Port on a total 450ha with an investment of VNĐ3.426 trillion (US$137 million).
The port will allow access to 200,000 deadweight tonnage (DWT) cargo ships and container ships with loading capacities from 8,000 to 18,000 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEUs) as well as 30,000DTW liquid cargo vessels in 2050.
The city’s management unit of priority infrastructure projects said the port construction plan will be following the country’s master plan on the seaport system until 2030, making it a key port in the central region and the third largest port system in Việt Nam.
The 20-berth port, which was designed to handle from 40 million to 50 million tonnes of cargo in 2050, will be used as the main logistics centre for the north-south railway and road systems and the East-West Economic Corridor No 2 (EWEC2) connecting Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and Việt Nam via Đà Nẵng port system, the unit managing board said.
It said the first phase of the construction in 2021-25 will include two 750m berths for container ships with a loading capacity of 8,000TEUs (100,000DWT), a 7.3km shipping lane and a 1.17km water breaker dyke system.
A 6-lane 2.95km coastal road connecting the national road system and the port and a 1.2km inner port road will be built in 2022-25.
It’s expected that 12 more berths for container ships and liquid cargo vessels will be added to help the port increase its capacity to 25 million tonnes in 2030.
A six-berth integrated port and an inner port along with a 90ha logistic centre will be invested in 2050, making Liên Chiểu Port an international entrance port – the third in Việt Nam after Lạch Huyện Port in Hải Phòng City and Cái Mép-Thị Vải in Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province.
The construction of the Liên Chiểu Port will help ease the overloaded Tiên Sa Port – which currently hosts both cruise and cargo ships.
According to the transport ministry, the development of Liên Chiểu Port would turn the central city into a main international-standard logistics centre for Việt Nam, ASEAN and the Asia Pacific region as the city is one of the key gateways to the East Sea from the sub-Mekong region. — VNS