A ceremony to launch the construction of the Long An International Port was held on August 8th in Tan Lap Commune, Can Giuoc, Long An by Dong Tam Company and Vina Capital Group.

This is a large project that covers 1,935 ha of land and will cost up to US$ 1 billion of investment.

The international Port that will be located along the river of Soai Rap and when completed, can receive ships with load capacity of 30,000-70,000 DWT.

Under the schedule, the first phase of the project will finish in 2013 and the port’s capacity at that time will be 2.5 million tones per year; the second phase’s capacity will mount to 9.3 million tones per year in 2015 and it will go to 15 million tones per year when the whole project is wrapped up in 2020.

The project includes a port, an industrial zone and the port logistic and services sites.

Source: DDDN

Translated by Thu Nguyen