Can Tho attracts foreign investment in logistics centre

The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho is calling for Singaporean and Japanese investment for the regional logistics centre in the city.

Saigon Newport Corporation’s ship has docked at Cai Cui Port in Can Tho City. Can Tho is calling for Singaporean and Japanese investment for the regional logistics centre in the city. – photo qdnd.vn

Nguyen Minh Toai, director of the municipal Department of Industry and Trade, said this at a meeting on attracting investment for the centre, held by the People’s Committee of Can Tho on Wednesday.

The centre, spanning over 242.2ha in the Cai Rang Industrial Park, includes ports, container areas, goods uploading, distribution and services areas, Toai said.

The city plans to invite capable and experienced investors from Singapore or Japan to invest in the centre to facilitate the transportation of goods from the Mekong Delta region to countries in the region and the world.

Vice chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Truong Quang Hoai Nam urged the department and relevant bodies to build the centre based on regional conditions and potential.

It is necessary to identify key products, traffic system and delivery network while planning the logistics centre, Nam said, also proposing measures to lure investors.

According to the approved nationwide logistics centre system development plan by 2020 with orientation to 2030, the Mekong Delta region will have one regional logistics centre covering at least 30ha by 2020 and over 70ha by 2030.

This logistics centre will serve Can Tho City, Tra Vinh, Hau Giang, Vinh Long and Kien Giang provinces, as well as Ca Mau, Bac Lieu, Soc Trang and An Giang provinces, and will connect with dry and river ports, airports, train and bus stations, as well as industrial parks and border gates.

Source VNA



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