Large-scale logistics centre to be built in Bac Giang hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

Building a large-scale logistics centre is a focal mission of Bac Giang province by 2020, and the northern locality is rolling out the red carpet for investment in this facility, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Duong Van Thai has said.

The logistics centre is expected to cover some 80 hectares in Dong Son and Song Khe communes of Bac Giang city.

It will be situated in the intersection of many arterial roads and near the province’s main railway station and Dong Son port, which is favourable for goods transport by inland waterways to northern coastal Quang Ninh province and Hai Phong city.

The centre’s location will also be conducive to road transport as it is 50km away from Hanoi, 60km from the capital city’s Noi Bai International Airport, 110km from the Huu Nghi International Border Gate contiguous to China, 70km from Cai Lan deepwater port, and 140km from Hai Phong port.

The facility will serve as the transit point for the flows of goods that follow the trans-Asia highway; the economic corridor of China’s Nanning city and Vietnam’s Lang Son province, Hanoi, Hai Phong city and Quang Ninh province; north – south roads; and roads in the northeastern and northwestern regions.

At a working session on October 30, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh said the best possible conditions will be provided for Bac Giang to successfully build the logistics centre, which will help tap local advantages and fuel socio-economic growth.

He also asked local authorities to carefully examine the project to ensure its feasibility, make thorough land use planning, calculate the appropriate level of investment, and closely coordinate with investors to work out principles for project implementation.-VNA