Congestion reduction project at Cat Lai port reviewed hinh anh 1At Cat Lai port (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – A press teleconference was held on September 15 to report the preliminary results of a survey on a congestion reduction project at Ho Chi Minh city-based Cat Lai port.

With the support of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the survey was carried out by the Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department to devise a project on congestion reduction and trade facilitation at the Cat Lai port.

USAID Director in Vietnam Michael Greene expressed his hope that the scheme will be carried out widely and pledged to support the department in the process.

Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department Dinh Ngoc Thang said the department has embarked on the scheme since 2019 to reform customs procedures in logistics activities and ease goods congestion at the Cat Lai port, helping to improvw national competitiveness and sustainable economic development.

Placed 34th globally in terms of cargo entrepot, the Cat Lai port had a capacity of handling over 5 million TEUs in 2019, accounting for half of the total output in the south and 77 percent of that in Ho Chi Minh City.

Serving 13,000-14,000 containers per day, the port achieves an annual growth of over 10 percent./.