Construction on the Hải Phòng International Container Terminal (component B) began in Cát Hải District in the northern port of Hải Phòng City yesterday.
The two 750m-long wharfs in the component will sit on an area of 40ha each and cost a total of US$321 million. Once completed in 2018, the terminal will become the first deep- water port in the north, capable of receiving vessels up to 100,000 DWT,” Nguyễn Ðăng Nghiêm, the Sài Gòn Newport Corporation’s general director, said.
It is also expected to be a major point connecting with international deep-water ports at Cái Mép-Thị Vải, making it easier for Vietnamese goods to navigate European and American markets.
Addressing the ground-breaking ceremony, Prime Minister Phúc lauded the Sài Gòn Newport Corporation, the Japanese Molnykit company and the Hải Phòng International Container Port Company for launching the project as scheduled.
He also thanked the Japanese government for providing support for Molnykit throughout the process.
Japanese Ambassador to Việt Nam Fukada Hiroshi hailed the project as a symbol of Việt Nam-Japan ties and a pilot one in infrastructure in the form of public-private partnership.
In order to put the port into operation in 2018, the Prime Minister asked investors, contractors and relevant units to seriously comply with commitments in the contract in line with the law, ensuring the progress and quality of the project.