The Prime Minister has approved adjustments to a seaport system development plan by 2020, with a total cost estimated at 80 trillion-100 trillion VND (3.75-4.68 billion USD), according to Nhan dan (People) newspaper.

The new plan will ensure the throughput of all imports and exports and exchange between different regions in the country by sea to meet socio-economic development requirements.

It will concentrate on building international gateway ports in Hai Phong, Ba Ria-Vung Tau and the central key economic regions in order to receive vessels of up to 100,000 tonnes or larger.-VNA