Construction on a container terminal in Cua Lo Port's wharf 5 and 6 is underway in the central province of Nghe An's Cua Lo town.

It will be the first international port in Vietnam's north-central region. The Tuan Loc Construction Investment Corporation provided the funding for the 23.4ha terminal.

The project will serve containers handling vessels up to 30,000 DWT. The BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) project has an investment capital of 1.18 trillion VND (54.6 million USD).

It will allow the port to bring in international vessels, and could help attract investment in the province and develop the region's economy as a whole. The port will help enterprises reduce transportation costs, because they won't have to go to other provinces to load goods like before.

The port will include direct maritime transport routes to Hong Kong (China) and Singapore.

The Cua Lo Port upgrade will enhance its transportation capacity for imported and exported goods.-VNA