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PM launches construction of Van Phong transhipment port

Article-PM launches construction of Van Phong transhipment port

PM launches construction of Van Phong transhipment port

Hanoi: Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on October 31 kicked off the construction of the Van Phong international transhipment port in the southern central province of Khanh Hoa.
Speaking at the ceremony, PM Dung praised efforts by the project contractor - the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) and the Khanh Hoa provincial authorities for preparations to build the port.
As the only international transhipment port to be built under the national port development plan towards 2020, Van Phong is of critical importance for the socio-economic development as well as for security and national defense.
During the first phase of the project, two large wharves with a total length of 690 meters will be built on an area of 42 hectares.
When the first phase is completed, the port will be capable of accommodating container ships with a capacity of 9,000 teu each. The port will also be able to handle cargo of 710,000 teu a year.
According to Vinalines, the project will undergo four phases and upon completion by 2020, the port will have 37 wharves with a total length of 12,590 meters, capable of handling cargo of between 14.5 and 17 million teu a year.  [02/11/09]

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