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Long An international port set to be expanded

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A corner of the Long An international port. VIETNAM NEWS AGENCY/VIET NAM NEWS

Long An international port set to be expanded

Vietnam's Dong Tam Group (DTG) has announced it is completing the remaining legal procedures to expand the Long An international port, enabling its berths No 8 and No9 to receive 100,000 deadweight-tonnage (DWT) ships.

The project is scheduled to be completed in 2023, lifting the total length of the wharf system to 2,368m, enabling the handling of more than 80 million tonnes of goods per year.

DTG also has a plan to build a terminal serving ships transporting gas, oil and other liquids, turning Long An international port into a multi-purpose seaport.

Long An international port covers an area of 147ha, including seven wharves with a total length of 1,670m, which are capable of receiving 30,000-70,000 DWT ships, and four barge berths able to accommodate barges of 2,000 tonnes. It boasts experience in handling super-sized and super-weight items which require complex cargo handling.

Last year, the port signed strategic cooperation agreements with partners in the Mekong Delta region, helping businesses reduce costs, improve competitiveness and maximise operational efficiency.

Previously, on January 22, a strategic cooperation agreement was signed between representatives of the port and those from units specialising in developing major wind power projects in Vietnam.

Long An province is situated in an advantageous location in the Southern Key Economic Region, serving as a bridge between Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta’s 12 provinces and one city, as well as Cambodia.

It borders Prey Veng province’s Kampong Trabek district and Svay Rieng province’s Svay Chrum, Kampong Ro and Chantrea districts and Bavet town in the Kingdom.

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