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Vietnam Plans Southern Mega-Port

Ma Cau city
city of Ma Cau, Vietnam

By The Maritime Executive 07-19-2015 03:18:56

Vietnam's government has agreed on a port project in the country’s southern-most province Ca Mau in the Mekong Delta. The port is costing some $2.5 billion according to media reports and would be able to host some of the world's biggest ships.

The Hon Khoai port would be built under a public-private partnership, the government said in a statement on Saturday, while local media, citing a provincial proposal, said 85 percent of the funding would be via loans from the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

The remaining 15 percent of the cost will come from the private sector.

State-run news website VnEconomy said the provincial authority had proposed local, unlisted Cong Ly Construction-Trading-Tourism as investor for the project.

The five-year project, to be completed in 2020, will need further evaluation and approval from the Ca Mau provincial authority, the government said in a directive posted on its website on Friday.