Nghe An wants businesses’ stronger role in seaport development hinh anh 1Goods ​loaded at Cua Lo Port in Nghe An (Photo: VNA)

Nghe An (VNA) – The central province of Nghe An is calling on businesses to come to build, manage and operate local seaports.

In the seaport system of Nghe An, Cua Lo is aimed to become an international seaport with some major specialised wharves being under construction.

Among them, Vissai wharf is being built by the Song Lam Cement Joint Stock Company to serve the transportation of cement, clinker and coal. Meanwhile, a wharf of the Thien Minh Duc Joint Stock Company will handle the shipment of gasoline and oil once it is put into operation.

A wharf for 30,000 DWT ships and another for 50,000 DWT vessels are also being constructed at the deepwater seaport of Cua Lo. Two other facilities of the Cua Lo Port Co. Ltd there are set to become operational in the near future.

Cua Lo port is oriented to handle at least 12 million tonnes of cargoes a year.

At the Dong Hoi port area, the Vicem Hoang Mai Cement Joint Stock Company is building a wharf for the shipment of cement and construction materials. The Thanh Thanh Dat Co. Ltd is building a road to Dong Hoi Port and plans to inaugurate a wharf for 30,000 DWT vessels at this port in 2020.

Nghe An’s seaport development plan was made in line with the socio-economic development plans of the province and the northern central region, as well as the seaport system plan of Vietnam, according to local authorities.

However, Nghe An is also facing difficulties in investment attraction, capital sources and site clearance in the implementation of seaport projects. Therefore, it wants businesses’ stronger engagement in the field.-VNA