|Last year Con Ong-Hon Net port handled more than 65 million tons of cargo, twice the initial plan.
Con Ong-Hon Net Port in Cam Pha city is a group 1 seaport with many advantages over other northern ports.
Waters 7 to 13 meters deep in Bai Tu Long Bay make the area less affected by big waves and alluvial soil and more suitable for loading and unloading cargos.
In fact, it’s the only seaport that allows the loading and unloading of bulk cargoes like coal, clinker, cement, and rubble, and it can accommodate vessels of 180,000 tons. Last year it handled more than 65 million tons of cargo, twice the initial plan.
Nguyen Hong Duong, Director of the provincial Department of Planning and Investment, says that about two-thirds of the cargoes that come through the seaports of Quang Ninh come through the Con Ong-Hon Net port.
According to Duong, to fully tap the port’s advantages and attract large logistics businesses, Quang Ninh will build a coastal route to the port from National Highway 18.
“The Department is advising the provincial authorities to implement a general plan and a plan for each area to invest in public projects to set an example for private investment projects. Quang Ninh has created land, infrastructure and investment incentives for investors in such projects,” said Duong.
Quang Ninh continues to push administrative reform, offer incentives, and use its investment capital to build infrastructure to attract investors.
|Con Ong-Hon Net port received the ANNOU MAX ship, from Republic of the Marshall Islands, with a capacity of 180,000 tons, on June 4, 2019 (Photo: VOV)
Since 2014 the province has launched dozens of investment projects in the form of public-private partnership, including Van Don International Airport, Bach Dang Bridge Project, and Ha Long-Van Don Highway.
Le Quang Trung, Deputy Director General of the Vietnam Maritime Corporation and Director General of the Cai Lan International Container Terminal Company, underscored Quang Ninh’s need to develop its seaport system.
Trung called on Quang Ninh “ to increase support in dredging narrow passages able to receive 80,000-ton vessels. These ships need deep water routes that most ports in Hai Phong City cannot provide. The area for agricultural products needs to be divided into areas for farm produce, compressed wood, and wood chips – the strategic commodities of Quang Ninh and other northeastern provinces.”
Nguyen Xuan Ky, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the Quang Ninh People's Council, said that what the province should do immediately is take advantage of Government and ministry support to upgrade its waterway system and complete routes connecting the port with the highway system.
He added, “Based on the proposals of the departments and the provincial Party Committee’s policy, the budget capital for Con Ong-Hon Net port will be used to build bridges and roads leading to the port to attract non-budget investment. This will help us build a seaport logistics service strong enough to compete with the best northern seaports.”
This year Quang Ninh hopes to see double-digit growth for its seaport system.