Mekong Delta provinces promote development of fishery logistics services

Saigon Online

Song Doc Estuary is one of the largest and busiest estuaries in Ca Mau Province, where many fishing boats from inside and outside the province gather to anchor. The largest fishing port of the province – Song Doc – is located here. This port is capable of receiving about 45,000 tons of seafood per year. It has the main wharf of 100 meters in length and a bridge of over 50 meters and is capable of receiving 600CV vessels.

According to the Management Board of Ca Mau Fishing Ports, Song Doc Fishing Port has been upgraded but failed to keep up with demand because lots of fishing vessels with a length of above 15 meters concentrates in this estuary, leading to a huge demand for loading and unloading seafood. Sometimes it is impossible to clear all the goods in a short time, causing product quality to reduce and the rate of loss to increase.

Meanwhile, Ganh Hao Fishing Port in Dong Hai District in Bac Lieu Province is now degraded and overloaded after many years of use. Therefore, Bac Lieu Province has upgraded and expanded it with a capital of VND180 billion, of which, the central budget provides VND120 billion. The construction is carried out from 2017 to 2021, with the goal to upgrade Ganh Hao Fishing Port to meet the Class-I fishing port standards. However, the construction of this fishing port is forecasted to be unable to complete as planned, due to many arising problems that have not been resolved completely, including design adjustment and delayed site clearance. According to the Management Board of the investment and construction of agricultural and rural development projects in Bac Lieu Province, which is also the management unit of Ganh Hao Fishing Port, if the project is not completed by the end of this year, the Government may withdraw the support capital.

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