Khuyến Lương Port. — Photo thuonggiaonline.vn
HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Transport has recently proposed an expansion project for Khuyến Lương Port, one of the capital city's four key ports.
Under the project, Khuyến Lương Port will be expanded by 8ha with an investment of more than VNĐ500 billion (US$21.5 million).
The plan is to create three more wharfs and increase the goods loading capacity by 1.2-1.5 million tonnes per year.
The port will be capable of receiving 1,000-tonne ships and container barges of 128 TEU (a TEU equivalent to 20-feet container).
Once completed, the port will have six wharfs with a total length of 306m with loading capacity of 1.7 million tonnes of goods a year.
The Hà Nội Transport Department agreed with the ministry on opening it to private investment to relieve pressure on the State budget.
According to the department, expanding Khuyến Lương Port from 9.9ha to 17.9ha falls into the city’s plan on economic development.
As one of the key ports of the city, Khuyến Lương Port should be set up as a logistic centre and be responsible for domestic goods clearance, the representative said. — VNS