Thời gian: 02/05/2013 15:54

Start construction of Haiphong International Gateway Port

Start construction of Haiphong International Gateway Port

On the morning of April 14th, Component A of Haiphong International Gateway Port project was kicked off by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in Cat Hai District, Haiphong City. According to the master plan, Haiphong International Gateway Port will be built along the existing channel in the South of Lach Huyen estuary, with the total berth length of around 8,000m and the total route length of about 18km.

Haiphong International Gateway Port will be developed with a modern and comprehensive infrastructure and handling technology for receiving container ships of 4,000-6,000 TEU, and up to 8,000 TEU in subsequent phases of the project.

The project which includes 2 components has total investment of about 1.2 billion USD, being funded by Japanese’s ODA and state budget, and implemented under PPP form.

Component A’s scope covers the building of port infrastructure on the whole route, such as: shipping passages, roadsteads, a 3,230-meter-long breakwater with the crest elevation of +6.5 CD, a 7,600-meter-long sand control dyke with the crest elevation of +2.0 CD, internal road system, soft soil ground improvement, etc. Also, temporary berths, roads in the administration area and the administration office building are included. Component A is managed by Vietnam Maritime Administration with total investment of nearly 9 billion USD.

In the future, Haiphong International Gateway Port will become the core of the seaport and inland port system, which will create a dynamic and effective logistic system and develop to an international transit port in order to meet the increasing demand of cargo shipping. Once completed, the port will direct exports from the North of Vietnam to US and European markets and vice versa without transiting through regional ports in Singapore or Hong Kong; hence, reduce the shipping cost and increase the competitiveness of Vietnam goods.

Haiphong International Gateway Port Project is the first piloting PPP project between the Governments of Vietnam and Japan.

Mr. Motonori Tsuno, Chief Representative of JICA Vietnam Office, affirmed at the ground-breaking ceremony on April 14th morning that this project is not only the result of the long-standing and effective cooperation between Vietnam and Japan, but also a milestone of 40th anniversary of Vietnam-Japan diplomatic relations.