The Hanoitimes -
A ground-breaking ceremony to start the construction on the Hai Phong international container terminal (component B) was held in the northern port city of Hai Phong on May 12.
Speaking at the ceremony, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc lauded the Saigon Newport Corporation, the Japanese Molnykit company and the Hai Phong international container port company for launching the project as scheduled.
The project is a pilot one in infrastructure in the form of public-private partnership.
Prime Minister attends the launching ceremony.
The Hai Phong international container terminal is expected to put into operation in 2018.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc 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.
After completed in 2018, the terminal will become the first deep-water port in the north, being able to receive vessels up to 100,000 DWT.
The two 750m-long wharves in the component will cover on the area of 40ha each and cost a total of 321 million USD.
The Hai Phong international container terminal is also expected to be a key point connecting with international deep-water ports at Cai Mep-Thi Vai, making it easier for Vietnamese goods to navigate European and American markets.