Thi Vai international port begins operation hinh anh 1Illustrative photo (Source: VNA)

Ba Ria-Vung Tau (VNA) – The Thi Vai International Port Co. Ltd on January 22 inaugurated the Thi Vai international port in Tan Thanh district of the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.

Covering over 42,000 square metres, the port can receive 50,000DWT container vessels and 5,000DWT ferries. Along with the main quay with a length of 300m and a width of 27m, the port has a 155m long and 130m long ferry wharfs, and two 40 tonne cranes.

The project is a joint venture of five investors, two from Vietnam and three from Japan.

Nguyen Dinh Viet, deputy head of the Vietnam Maritime Administration, said that the port, with a capacity of handling 3.5 million tonnes of goods per year, will contribute to realising the target of up to 109 million tonnes of goods per year through seaports of Vung Tau in 2020.

Meanwhile, Le Tuan Quoc, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ba Ria-Vung Tau asked investors to increase cooperation to effectively operate the port and continue implementing the next phases of the project.-VNA