Network planning to develop the inland port
- Author Nghia Chung
- Co-Author Khoi Le, Manh Hung Nguyen
- Country : Vietnam
- Subject : Transport
The current port system is large in number, but small in scale, lacking in synchronization on wharves, equipment and channels that need regular maintenance and maintenance. The ports are operated and operated by many investors, resulting in difficult management and fierce competition, which makes loading and unloading prices quite cheap compared to other countries in the region. According to statistics, Vietnam has about 250 ports with 88 km of wharves, an average of 350 m / harbor, which makes it difficult to operate effectively. Besides, the ability to connect with other modes of transport is also a weakness of the port system. In the northern key economic region, seaports are connected mainly by road. In the south, in addition to the road system, inland waterway transport activities thrive, but have not exploited all the cheap advantages of this type of transport. Vietnam's inland waterway system is rich with natural river systems, especially in the Mekong Delta. The total length of inland waterways is currently about 17,232 km. However, the river and canal system is mainly exploited in natural conditions, lacking connectivity with other modes of transport. In addition to the restrictions on the waterways, many waterways are restricted by the static height of the bridges, making it difficult to introduce barges with high carrying capacity. For example, bridges spanning Dong Nai River, Binh Loi Bridge to the south, and Duong Bridge to the north. In addition, the network of inland waterway ports has not attracted capital for development investment.