More than VND2 trillion (US$88 million) is needed to develop the province’s port and wharf system from now until 2025, he added.
Binh Duong is striving to start the construction of its port and wharf system in order to meet the transport demands of more than 8 million tonnes of freight and over 3 million passengers by 2020.
The province is due to complete the system after 2025, with a goal to handle over 40 million tonnes of goods and serve 8 million passengers by 2030, while water transportation accounts for 15% of the province’s transport demand.
Accordingly, Binh Duong plans to develop several container ports on the Saigon River – namely An Son, An Tay, Rach Bap, Phu Cuong Thinh, and Thanh An – along with Tan Van, Thai Hoa, Thanh Phuoc and Thuong Tan ports on Dong Nai river.
By 2020, the capacity of An Son port on the Saigon river will be raised to 2.5 million tonnes per ha. Meanwhile, An Tay port will be built on an area of 15ha and be capable of receiving vessels up to 3,000 tonnes by 2030.
Tan Van port is set to become a logistics centre on Dong Nai river before 2020 and Thai Hoa port will be built as a centre for the supply of components and materials for the province’ industrial parks.
In addition, Thuong Tan port will facilitate the transport of mining material to other localities. Those ports are expected to receive ships weighing in at 2,000 tonnes.
Relevant agencies of Binh Duong are working on the revision and classification of the current local port and wharf system to devise suitable investment plans in line with the province’s socio-economic development.