Ho Chi Minh City to remove ten ports along Saigon River, replaced by high-rise buildings

10:33 | 03/04/2018
According to the Ministry of Transport, to facilitate urbanisation, ten ports located along the Saigon River will be removed.
ho chi minh city to remove ten ports along saigon river replaced by high rise buildings
Ho Chi Minh City to remove 10 ports along the Saigon River

The affected ports are Ba Son Shipping Plant, Nha Rong-Khanh Hoi Port, Tan Thuan 2, Bong Sen, special port for vegetables, Bien Dong Port, Tan Thuan Dong Port, Ben Nghe Port, Logistic Development JSC, and ELF Saigon.

Tan Thuan Port, which is located at District 7, will be moved to Hiep Phuoc of Nha Be district in order to provide land area to build the fourth Thu Thiem Bridge.

Hiep Phuoc Port will become the main port of Ho Chi Minh City after 2020. The port can receive 4,000 tonne ships and serve neighbouring industrial clusters.

Nha Rong-Khanh Hoi port will be removed before December 31 this year. The land plot will be given to Fareast Pearl Urban Development Company to raise a multifunctional complex of high-rise buildings, trading centre, apartments, villas, primary and secondary schools, healthcare centre, and other infrastructure.

A number of other ports in Ho Chi Minh City are designated to become the major ports of the nation, including Cat Lai Port along the Dong Nai River, as well as the ports along Nha Be River and Hiep Phuoc Port on the Soai Rap River.

The southeast group of ports of the country consists of those in Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai, Vung Tau and Binh Duong provinces.

According to the Ministry of Transport, by 2020, the total cargo transported via the this southeastern group of ports would be more than 238 million tonnes. This number will reach 317million tonnes by 2025 and 358 million by 2030.

In 2020, the above group of ports is expected to serve more than 340,000 passengers per year and 478,000 in 2025 and 705,000 in 2030.

By Bich Ngoc

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