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“More resources” for fleets and speed up port infrastructures
By GTVT, 09 Jan 2013
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This is one of the tasks set out in 2013 that of which was confirmed by Mr. Nguyen Nhat – Director of the Vietnam Maritime Administration at the Conference on implementing the 2013 plans of the Vietnam Maritime Administration which took place on 09.01.2013 in Ha Noi.

Transport volume increased by 4% and port throughput increased by 5%

2013 as predicted by experts, the Vietnamese and the world’s economy certainly isn’t out of recession, having a negative impact on Maritime activities. However, Mr. Nguyen Nhat – Director of the Vietnam Maritime Administration said, the Vietnamese Maritime industry aims to continue developing the Vietnamese fleet in terms of quantity and quality, to strive to increase 4% of the total transport volume of the Vietnamese fleet (104 million tons) compared with 2012. The corresponding figure of increased output of goods through seaports is 5% (300 million tons).

According to Mr. Nhat, in 2013, the Vietnam Maritime Administration will continue to propose policies to increase the market share of domestic transport, remove obstacles to the shipping companies; Study and propose the price system for shipping charges, service charges, maritime safety insurance, berths in accordance with the general trend and in line with other countries in the region, thereby increasing the competitiveness, attracting foreign goods transit through the Vietnam seaport system…

Start the construction of Hai Phong international gateway port project as soon as possible

In 2013, as said by Mr. Nhat, the Vietnam Maritime Administration will complete the investment preparation of the overall research project, comprehensive upgrades of the Cai Mep – Thi Vai navigational channel; Continue to implement investment projects of navigational channel for large vessels in the Hau River through the Quan Chanh Bo canal; Complete the navigational channel upgrade project for Cua Viet port in Quy Nhon; Implement investment projects to upgrade the navigational channel in Cai Trap channel.

The Deputy Minister of Transport Mr. Nguyen Van Cong praised the efforts of the Vietnam Maritime Administration in 2012. In 2013, the Deputy Minister requested the Vietnam Maritime Administration to do better in State management functions, especially in the inspection and supervision of the implementation of maritime transport planning, port development planning; Direct and guide Businesses to comply with the provisions of the state as well as coordinate to solve the difficulties of the Businesses.

The Deputy Minister also requested the Vietnam Maritime Administration to urgently deploy updates, additional shipping and seaports development planning as well as the detailed planning…; reasonable and effective research on acquiring domestic transportation rights for the Vietnam fleet; Actively develop a socialized scheme for the maintenance of navigable channels, and the scheme to efficiently operate the fifth seaport group…

In particular, in 2013, the Administration will complete the investment project to start construction of the international gateway port of Hai Phong; Promote the operation lease of completed port facilities such as Cai Mep – Thi Vai, An Thoi – Phu Quoc, establish plans to lease Lach Huyen port infrastructure…

Also in 2013, the Vietnam Maritime Administration will continue to implement safety solutions for large vessels entering and leaving ports in a number of seaport areas; Complete repairs to bring into operation of the VTS maritime flow-threading system for the Saigon – Vung Tau channel; Research and propose for the amendment or promulgation for a number of mechanisms for operation lease of port and wharf infrastructures invested by State capital; Continue implementation and completion of selecting operators for An Thoi – Phu Quoc, Cai Mep – Thi Vai port…

Improve quality and vision of planning

Must determine that improving quality of planning is a key task, the Director Mr. Nguyen Nhat determines to improve quality of planning and avoid the state of one thing to another in planning.

In 2013, the Vietnam Maritime Administration will continue to implement development planning of coastal information station system and information technology in the maritime sector dated to 2020 and aim to ensure progress after 2020; Deploy ship lock areas for avoiding storms in the seaport system of Vietnam; Review and make adjustments to the plan on developing shipping in Vietnam; Establish the master plan for developing the Vietnam seaport system dated to 2020 and orient to 2030; Review and make adjustments to the detailed plan for the port group of Vietnam based on updating and adjusting the master plan for the development of Vietnam seaport system dated to 2020 and orient to 2030…

Ngan Anh
(Translated by Portcoast)

 
 

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