Vietnam’s seaport development potential introduced to Dutch firms

Hanoi (VNA) – Potential
for cooperation in developing transport in general and seaport in particular in
Vietnam has been introduced to representatives of the Dutch government and

Acting General Director of the Vietnam
National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) Nguyen Canh Tinh provided information related
to Vietnam’s seaport development plans at a working session in Rotterdam on July 11, on the occasion of Prime
Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s recent visit to the Netherlands.

According to Tinh, by the end of 2016, Vietnam built 44 seaports with 219 wharfs,
serving over 103,000 ships and nearly 460 million tonnes of goods. The volume
of goods handled at the ports is forecast to reach over 1,100 million tonnes by

Tinh suggested the Dutch side share its experience in seaport management and operation,
and coordinate with Vietnam in attracting goods to and from Rotterdam port
through transshipment at Cai Mep – Thi Vai port of Vietnam.

The two sides should consider the possibility of cooperation in investing in
and operating a number of wharfs and logistics areas in Hai Phong port in the
northern city of Hai Phong and Van Phong port in the central province of Khanh
Hoa, he said.

Vietnam is calling for investment in the fields of oil and gas; seaport, ship building,
and maritime transport, he noted.

Tinh also briefed participants on seaport projects in Vietnam, including Lach
Huyen and Van Phong and Vung Tau ports.

Earlier, at the Netherlands-Vietnam Business Forum on July 10, a memorandum of
understanding on cooperation between Vinalines and the STC Foundation (STC) of
the Netherlands in personnel training in seaport and logistics at STC’s
training centres in Europe or Vietnam. -VNA

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