At the signing ceremony

The project aims to improve transportation and trading activities, and promote logistics services in Can Tho and Mekong Delta region.

Under the agreement, the municipal People’s Committee will create favorable conditions in terms of information and relevant procedures for Vietnam Airlines to carry out the project. Meanwhile, Vietnam Airlines will promptly conduct necessary studies and surveys to prepare for the project’s takeoff. The carrier has been cooperating with Japan’s Konoike group to assess the feasibility of the nearly 27ha center.

According to Dao Anh Dung, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, Can Tho is ready to provide information about industrial parks, export and processing zones, and goods and material supply areas to help forward the project.

Vietnam Airlines’ Deputy General Director Trinh Hong Quang said that being tasked with implementing the first in a series of aviation logistics projects proves his firm’s pivotal role in realizing the Government’s policy of boosting the development of logistics infrastructure nationwide.

“Amidst the strong annual growth rate of 15-20 percent of the domestic logistics industry, operating logistics centers will become a significant source of revenue for Vietnam Airlines in the coming years. For Can Tho, the new aviation logistics center will be a critical facility helping connect the city and the Mekong Delta with other localities in Vietnam and foreign countries while generating more jobs,” Quang added.

In recent years, the demand for goods transportation, especially by air, in Vietnam has risen sharply. In 2017, over 700,000 passengers and 4,000 tons of cargo were transported via Can Tho International Airport.

Translated by Song Anh