Posted on August 25, 2015
The Viet Nam Shipping Department has proposed investing VND6.4 trillion (US$283 million) in dredging the Cai Mep – Thi Vai Passage to allow access to 100,000 DWT vessels.
The department has asked the
The Cai Mep – Thi Vai Passage runs through
It will be dredged and enlarged to give 100,000DWT and higher vessels access to ports in Cai Mep – Thi Vai; 60,000 DWT vessels to ports in
If the project is approved, implementation of the first stage will begin by 2018 and the next stages in 2020, 2025 and 2030.
According to figures released by
However, the volume of cargo handled at the ports and transited in the region in 2010 amounted to 124.4 million tonnes, exceeding JICA’s forecasts more than 2.5 fold, according to the Shipping Department.
The department said that it was urgent to create new maritime safety measures and develop the Cai Mep – Thi Vai Passage. — VNS