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Implementation of Resolution 15-NQ/TU on development of seaports and seaport services: Opportunities for breakthrough


After 3 years of implementing Resolution 15-NQ/TU dated April 23, 2019 of the Provincial Party Committee on the development of seaports and seaport services in the province to 2025, with orientation to 2030. (referred to as Resolution 15), the economic structure in Ha Long City continues to shift in the right direction. Up to now, marine economic activities, seaports and seaport services in the city are gradually developing into an economic type that brings added value, contributing to the overall development of the locality.

Ha Long City has set a target that by 2025, in the field of tourism and sea services, it will welcome 17 million tourists, including 7.5 million international visitors, with total revenue from tourism activities reaching 35,000. billions dong. For the maritime economy, the output of goods through the seaport system is about 40-45 million tons/year; Import and export turnover of goods through seaports reaches 6 billion USD/year…

To achieve these goals, the city has actively researched, evaluated, and reviewed the targets set out in Resolution 15 to offer breakthrough solutions and fields.

 Completing seaport infrastructure

The completion of seaport infrastructure is considered as one of the urgent requirements to open up new opportunities in seaport economic development. Embarking on the implementation of Resolution 15, Ha Long City has reviewed the projects and planning on the shores of Cua Luc Bay, with the goal of reorienting the areas that need investment, as a basis for the formation of marinas. standard. Specifically, not to develop and expand the B12 petroleum port, coordinate to develop a relocation plan in accordance with the planning of storage infrastructure, supply of petrol and gas, and ensure the requirements of fire prevention and fighting and regulations. related to Ha Long Bay Conservation Area.

As for the port of cement and thermal power plants, the city will keep the current scale, study the relocation or change the function along with the relocation schedule of the cement and thermal power plants in the area. Particularly, the ports in Cai Lan wharf area (Quang Ninh Port, Cai Lan International Container Port) will be renovating, upgrading and building synchronously new infrastructure within Cai Lan port, maintaining the existing exploitation capacity. . At the same time, coordinate with provincial departments and branches in supporting investors to propose research and investment to build berths 8 and 9 in this area.

Along with the improvement of seaport infrastructure, the system of seaports, inland waterway ports and especially transport infrastructure connection projects are gradually invested in synchronously. Up to now, transport infrastructure connection projects have created favorable conditions for transporting goods to Cai Lan wharf area, as well as transporting goods, connecting traffic, shortening the travel distance between ports. harbor and other areas in the city.

Some key projects such as: Renovating, embellishing and expanding the connecting road from Cua Luc 1 bridge to Kenh Dong junction (Gieng Day ward); Dong Cao - Do Bang road (Thong Nhat commune); the road connecting National Highway 279 to provincial road 342... The speeding up of the implementation of projects and works, especially those connecting areas of the city, has created a synchronous and modern inter-connected infrastructure , creating a foundation for the development of seaport logistics services, logistics services, creating a synchronous connection between the port system and national highways, main roads to centers and goods sources in the region.

With increasingly improved infrastructure, the total goods and import-export turnover through the city have grown year by year, even during times of strong outbreaks of the Covid-19 epidemic. Specifically, the average total cargo per year reaches 30-35 million tons and over 50,000 containers; the total turnover of import and export goods through the port in 2020 reached nearly 4.8 billion USD (equivalent to 108% compared to 2019); in 2021 reached over 7.1 billion USD (equivalent to 148% compared to 2020).

Building a long-term development strategy

From the goals set to 2025 when implementing Resolution 15, in the period of 2022-2025, Ha Long City has actively researched, evaluated and reviewed the targets to offer solutions and fields. breakthrough.

Because of the fact that over the past time, besides the achieved results, the implementation of Resolution 15 in the city still has some limitations, such as: Warehouse rental service, loading and unloading of goods has only about 5 hectares. Therefore, it has not yet met the needs of enterprises for warehousing and warehousing services, warehouse rental, and cargo handling. The activities of the Steering Committee for the development of ports and ports and seaport services of the city have been organized to ensure compliance with regulations, but compared with practical requirements, the implementation results of each member branch of the Steering Committee not clear. The coordination and linkage between enterprises in seaport activities and seaport services is not good. There is a shortage of high-quality human resources, especially in areas such as seaports and logistics services; services in tourism and marine services are still sketchy...

To overcome the above limitations, in the period of 2022-2025, the city will implement and complete projects that are motivating and promote the development of service tourism such as Column 3 passenger port, South Cau Trang port, and Ha port. Phong, north of Cua Luc Bay... The connection of tourist routes on Ha Long Bay with Bai Tu Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay (Hai Phong City) is also the city's top concern to expand development space. tourism, reducing pressure on the core area of ​​Ha Long Bay.

For the development of seaport infrastructure, the city will dredging and maintaining the Hon Gai - Cai Lan navigational channel and supplementing and upgrading the turning basin for ships of 50,000 DWT; construction of key projects, which are the driving force for the development of seaports and seaport services; review and rearrange the system of specialized ports; to focus with the province to support container and logistics enterprises; review projects along Cua Luc bay; planning, restructuring and transforming industries of Cai Lan Industrial Park in line with the city's new development planning and orientation, aiming to become a smart, high-tech, clean industry, using economically, effectively land, creating great added value.

In addition, the city will also spend resources to improve people's lives, build a marine culture and a society that is friendly to the sea; focus on developing marine human resources; environmental protection, conservation and sustainable development of marine biodiversity; proactively respond to climate change, sea level rise and natural disaster prevention; ensure national defense, security and order, foreign affairs and international cooperation on the sea.