Investment in future logistics projects to enhance economy development.

The Gò Công International Port and Landside Development

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Ports 2022

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  • 16th Triennial International Conference
  • September 18–21, 2022 | Honolulu, Hawaii

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The Gò Công International Port (GCIP) and Landside Development is a sustainable program that satisfies the environment protection requirements as established by the Equator Principles risk management framework. It is funded by foreign direct investment and is not reliant on state capital. The program consists of various green/blue field elements including an offshore floating port complex. The onshore and nearshore development includes facilities for aquaculture research and development including educational facilities focusing on saltwater plant farming and mariculture. It supports various manufacturing, commercial, and residential facilities as well as ecotourism.

The offshore port complex is to be an international gateway for the Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) area and the southeastern and southwestern regions of the Mekong Delta. This new port complex and onshore development will service the surrounding industrial centers using the region’s extensive fluvial network. The state-of-the-art port will support containerized, dry, and liquid bulk cargos, including the import of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Moreover, GCIP will establish supplemental and interim supply chain support as the region’s infrastructure improves and evolves to keep pace with the growth of Vietnam’s import/export economy.