The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho wants to lure Singaporean and Japanese investment in the regional logistics centre in the city, a local official said at a meeting in July 19.
The centre, spanning over 242.2 hectares in the Cai Rang industrial park, includes ports, container areas, goods uploading and distribution and services areas, according to Nguyen Minh Toai, Director of the municipal Department of Industry and Trade.
The city plans to invite capable and experienced investors from Singapore or Japan to invest in the centre in order to facilitate goods transport 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 the regional condition and potential.
It is necessary to identify key products, traffic system, delivery network while planning the logistics centre, thus proposing measures to lure investors, Nam said.
According to the approved nationwide logistics center system development plan by 2020 and orientations to 2030, the Mekong Delta region will have one regional logistics centre covering at least 30 hectares by 2020 and over 70 hectares by 2030.
It will serve Can Tho city, Tra Vnh, Hau Giang, Vinh Long, Kien Giang, Ca Mau, Bac Lieu, Soc Trang and An Giang provinces; connects with dry and river ports, airports, train and bus stations, IPs and border gates./.