AsemconnectVietnam - Development of transport bases on maximizing advantages of the region's central location, a strategic gateway to the sea and airway of the country; strengthening transport infrastructure connection, connection among transport modes to form a smooth transport network with Ho Chi Minh City which is the center of the region, linking national and international levels.
ADJUSTED MASTER PLAN ON TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTHERN KEY ECONOMIC REGION THROUGH 2020 AND ORIENTATIONS TOWARD 2030
I. Development viewpoints
1. Master plan on transport development in southern key economic region must conforms with socio-economic development orientation, strategies, transport development plans of the country, regions, specialized plans and plans of related localities; developing rationally and sustainably transport system in order to create a premise, breakthrough, motivation of socio-economic development and ensuring national defense and security.
2. Development of transport bases on maximizing advantages of the region's central location, a strategic gateway to the sea and airway of the country; strengthening transport infrastructure connection, connection among transport modes to form a smooth transport network with Ho Chi Minh City which is the center of the region, linking national and international levels.
3. Developing transport with high quality, reasonable price; developing multimodal transport and logistics services; accelerating application of transport management technology; using energy-saving and effectiveness vehicles; developing public passenger transport in urban areas, especially in Ho Chi Minh City.
4. Focusing on solving "bottlenecks"; fully exploiting capacity of existing infrastructure; focusing on maintenance; Focusing on synchronous investment in urgent important projects having a role of economic development dynamics; focusing on developing local transport to meet requirements of new rural development.
5. To promote socialization of investment in developing transportation infrastructure. Mobilizing maximum domestic and foreign resources, encouraging all economic sectors to invest in development of transportation under many forms.
6. To arrange reasonable land fund to develop transport infrastructure; ensuring transport safety corridors, reducing transport accidents; responding actively, effectively to climate change and sea level rise.
II. Development objectives
1. Objectives to 2020
To meet needs of transport with increasing quality, reasonable price, ensuring safety, convenience; gradually developing public transport large volumes, accelerating application of advanced transport technologies and multimodal transport to improve quality of transport, reducing logistics service costs; reducing traffic accidents and minimizing negative environmental impact on transport operation.
- Passenger transport volume reaches about 1,800-1,900 million passengers/year, average growth rate of 10% - 11%/year, out of which, volume of passengers through airports is at around 25-26 million passengers; public passenger transport undertake market share from 20% - 25% in Ho Chi Minh City and 5-10% in other cities in the region.
- Amount of cargo is about 650-700 million tones/year, hitting average growth rate of 10% - 11%/year, out of which, amount of cargo through seaport reaches 240-250 million tons (container: from 10-11 million TEU).
- To complete upgrade and expansion of sections of highway No.1 with size of 4 lanes. Constructing expressway section of North – South highway, highway linking Ho Chi Minh City with gateways, important transport hubs and ring roads in area of Ho Chi Minh City; completing road connecting with southwest border; completing upgrade and put existing national road system into technical grade; ensuring planned road boundary and standards of road; putting system of provincial roads into technical grade and opening new routes which are necessary for regional links; continuing developing rural roads to meet requirements of national target program of building new countryside, 80% of rural roads are hardened pavement.
- To upgrade railway of North - South and existing focal area in Ho Chi Minh City to improve efficiency of railway exploitation. Developing urban railway, suburban railway in Ho Chi Minh City; gradually building railways connecting with ports, economic zones and key focal zones in Ho Chi Minh City; researching to build Di An - Loc Ninh railway to connect with Trans-Asia railway; researching plan of investing in building North – South double lines of high-speed railway, size of 1,435 mm, out of which, preparing necessary conditions to prioritize first construction of Ho Chi Minh City - Nha Trang. Researching to build new railway of 1,435 size linking Ho Chi Minh City with Vung Tau city and Ho Chi Minh City with city of Can Tho.
- To focus on efficient exploitation of available ports. Gradually upgrading and expanding seaport system to meet throughput cargo in each period; prioritizing investment in construction sync, modern international gateway port of Cai Mep - Thi Vai; completing relocation of port on Saigon river; building guest pier for cruise ship; developing ports in islands to meet development demand and ensure national defense and security; researching to regulate and upgrade flow system to ensure ships going out and in smoothly, synchronously with suitable terminal scale.
- To rehabilitate, upgrade and complete inland waterway flows such as route of Ho Chi Minh City to Kien Luong, Ho Chi Minh City to Ca Mau, Ho Chi Minh City to Ben Keo, Ho Chi Minh City to Ben Suc ...; investing and upgrading inland waterway port such as ports of Phu Dinh, Nhon Duc, Long Binh, Tan An, Ben Suc, ports in Long An and Tay Ninh ...; transferring functions of some cargo ports matching urban plans to serve passenger transport and tourism.
- To focus on upgrading synchronously, modernizing existing airports, adjusting plan of civil aviation area of international airport of Tan Son Nhat to meet demand for transport of passengers and goods in each period. Encouraging investment in form of public-private partnerships to accelerate construction of new international airport of Long Thanh. Researching to build Vung Tau airport in town of Go Gang, Ba Ria - Vung Tau province.
- To accelerate construction of key projects to address traffic congestion and urban development. For Ho Chi Minh City, focusing on developing transport infrastructure to serve passenger transport at large volume, ring road, high rise road and static traffic system as plan. Other cities, towns complete plan and gradually developing transport infrastructure to serve public passenger transport needs. Take reasonable land area (16% - 26%) to develop infrastructure of urban traffic.
2. Orientation to 2030
To satisfy needs of transport and transport services of the society with high quality and international standards, reasonable prices, competition, fast and safety manner.
To improve basically and modernize transport infrastructure network; connecting conveniently among transport modes, between Ho Chi Minh City with satellite towns, with other province and the world. Continuing developing transport infrastructure projects as plan. Expressway route complete essentially; building some sections on North – South double railways; completing network of airports, including international airport of Long Thanh to ensure alternative role for international airport of Tan Son Nhat, becoming the largest international airport of the country and passenger transit center of the region under international standards; continuing development of urban railway network in Ho Chi Minh City.
III. Development plan
1. Transport development plan
To organize reasonable transport on some main corridors:
- Corridor of Ho Chi Minh City - north: being national, international corridors, playing role of connecting with North region. By 2020, marker share of passenger transport accounts for 63.2% - 65.2% by road, 10.8% - 12.8% by railway, 22.9% - 24.9% by airway; freight transport by road accounted for 19.8% - 21.8%, 5.7% - 7.7% by railway, 71.0% - 73.0% by sea, 0.3% - 0, 5% by airway.
- Corridor of Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong delta: being a corridor of region and the country. By 2020, market share of passenger transport by road account for 97.9% - 98.9%, by waterways 0.1% - 0.3%, by airway 0.7% - 0.9%; freight transport by road accounts for 13.7% - 15.7%, by waterway 84.2% - 86.2%, by airway 0.02% - 0.03%.
- Corridor of Ho Chi Minh City - Ba Ria - Vung Tau: being corridor of the region, connecting with international hub port and sea tourism center of region. By 2020, market share of passenger transport by road accounts for 93.4% - 95.4%, by railway 2.0% - 3.9%, by waterways 0.05% - 0.09%; by airway 1.0% - 1.5%; freight transport by road make up 45.1% - 46.1%, by railway 2.4% - 3.4%, by waterway 49.5% - 50.5%.
- Corridor of Ho Chi Minh City - Loc Ninh - Cambodia: being national, international corridors. By 2020, market share of passenger transport by road accounts for 100%; freight transport by road make up 89.1% - 90.1%, by waterways 8.9% - 9.9%.
- Corridor of Ho Chi Minh City - Moc Bai - Cambodia: being international, national corridors on Asian road network. By 2020, market share of passenger transport by road accounts for 100%; freight transport by road is about 49.1% - 51.1%, by waterways 47.9% - 48.9%.
- Corridor Ho Chi Minh City – Central Highland: being national, regional corridors. By 2020, market share of passenger transport by road accounts for 91.4% - 92.4%, by airway 6.6% - 7.6%; freight transport by road account for 98.2% - 99.2%, by airway 0.6% - 0.8%.
By 2030, market share of transport on corridors continue to be restructured in line with direction which have been identified in the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 318 / QD-TTg dated March 4, 2014 on approval of strategy on transport service development through 2020 with orientation to 2030.
- To strengthen regional connectivity and connections among modes of transport, forming hub of transport connections in port of Vung Tau (area of Cai Mep - Thi Vai), seaport of Ho Chi Minh City, seaport of Dong Nai, inland container depots; logistics service center; international airport of Tan Son Nhat, international airport of Long Thanh; railway stations of Binh Trieu, Tan Kien, Thu Thiem, An Binh, Trang Bom, Long Dinh station; interprovincial bus station such as new west bus station, Nga Tu Ga, new eastern station 1, new eastern station 2, Da Phuoc, trans-Asia, eastern and interprovincial bus stations in the province in the region; main inland waterway port in the region.
- To promote a multimodal transport and logistics services; constructing and developing large logistics service center in focal areas such as Cat Lai (Ho Chi Minh City), Song Than (Binh Duong), Cai Mep Ha (Ba Ria - Vung Tau) and other centers in the region under local plans.
- To exploit effectively river sea route from port of Ho Chi Minh City with sea ports of Vung Tau and Ca Mau, Kien Giang follow coastal route.
2. Plan on transport infrastructure development
- North –south highway in Eastern: section in the region from Dau Giay (Dong Nai province) to My Thuan (Tien Giang) with a length of approximately 257.7 km in the region. Out of which:
+ Dau Giay - Phan Thiet, about 50 km long, size of 4-6 lanes; in a period to 2020, investing in with scale of 4 lanes.
+ Ho Chi Minh City - Long Thanh - Dau Giay, about 55 km long, size of 4-8 lanes; by 2020, investing in scale of 4 lanes.
+ Ben Luc - Long Thanh (southern link highway), about 58 km long, construction scale of 4-8 lanes; by 2020, investment scale of 4 lanes.
+ Section of Ho Chi Minh City - Trung Luong, about 40 km long, upgrading and expanding to 8 lanes at appropriate time.
+ Section of Trung Luong - My Thuan, about 54 km long, size of 2-4 lanes; by 2020, investing in expanding to scale of 2-4 lanes.
- Bien Hoa - Vung Tau highway: with a length of 77.6 km, out of which, branch line to Phu My has a length of 7.9 km with a size of 6 lanes; by 2020, investing in expanding to scale of 2-4 lanes.
- Highway of Ho Chi Minh City – Thu Dau Mot - Chon Thanh (Binh Phuoc province): approximately length of 69 km, researching to invest in expanding to scale of 6-8 lanes.
- Highway of Ho Chi Minh City - Moc Bai (Tay Ninh): approximately length of about 55 km, scale of 4-6 lanes; by 2020, investing in expanding to scale of 2-4 lanes.
- Highway of Dau Giay - Dalat: From Dau Giay (Dong Nai) to boundary of Lam Dong province, the section in the region has a length of 70 km with scale 2-4 lanes.
- North –South highway in the west: being Ho Chi Minh road (stage 3), section in the region has a length of 261 km, researched scale of 4-6 lanes.
- To upgrade and renovate national road No.1: section in the region from Ho Chi Minh City to town of Cai Lay (Tien Giang province) has a length of 229.5 km. Out of which:
+ Section in north Ho Chi Minh City has about 78 km long, sustaining level III with 4 lanes; building bypass road in Long Khanh town with a length of about 6 km, scale of level II, 4-lanes.
+ Section avoiding Bien Hoa city has a length of about 12.2 km with 4 lanes.
+ Section from Tram 2 intersection to Vung Tau intersection has a length of about 7.5 km with size of 10 lane, motorway standard of grade I.
+ Section from Tram 2 intersections – intersection of An Lac (ring road No.2) with scale of 8-lanes, standard of main street.
+ National road No.1 in south Ho Chi Minh City, section of An Lac intersection - ring road No.4 (Ben Luc) has a length of about 10 km with scale 8-lane, standard of motorway grade I.
+ Section from Ben Luc (ring road No.4) to Tan An city has a scale of 8-lane, motorways grade I. At the same time, arranging land fund of 10 m wide, which are subject to build urban railway No.3a (Tan An - Ho Chi Minh City) and arranging parallel roads to develop axis urban area of Tan An - Ben Luc.
+ Section in southwest Ho Chi Minh City has a length of about 115.2 km, completing upgrade and expansion to hit road standard of level II with scale of 4 lanes.
+ To complete construction of bypass road in town of Cai Lay, about 12 km long with 4 lanes.
- National road No.50: From Ho Chi Minh City to intersection with national road No.1 at Km88 + 600 (Tien Giang province) with a length of approximately 88.6 kilometers:
+ Section of ring road No.2 – Can Giuoc town has about 15 km long, 6-lane scale, motorway standard of grade II.
+ Section from Can Giuoc town - intersection with Highway 1, about 70.6 km long, reaching standard of road grade III with 2 lanes.
+ Expanding from town of Can Giuoc to intersection of Tram Cho (acrossing provincial road No.830), district road No.19 to Long An port, having a length of about 3 km, scale of road grade II, 6 lanes.
- National road No.51: from Bien Hoa (Dong Nai province) to Vung Tau (Ba Ria - Vung Tau province), about 73.6 km, maintaining road of standards I, size of 8 lanes.
- National road No.55: from town of Ba Ria (Ba Ria - Vung Tau) to Bao Loc (Lam Dong province), section in the region is about 48.5 km, maintaining road standard of grade III, minimum scale of 2 lanes.
- National road No.56: from Tan Phong (Dong Nai province) to national road No.51 interchange (Ba Ria - Vung Tau province), about 51 km, maintaining road standard of grade III, minimum size of 2 lanes.
- National road No.22: from Ho Chi Minh City to Moc Bai (Tay Ninh province), about 58.2 km, maintaining road standard of grade II to grade I, minimum size 4-6 lanes; section from An Suong intersection to Cu Chi (ring road No.4), about 31 km in length, size of 10-12 lanes, motorway standard of grade I.
- National road No.22B: from Go Dau to Xa Mat (Tay Ninh province), about 84km length, perfecting and upgrading entire road to hit road standards of grade III to grade II, minimum size of 2-4 lanes.
- National road No.13: From Ho Chi Minh City to border gate of Hoa Lu (Binh Phuoc province), having a length of about 143 km long. Out of which:
+ Section from intersection of Binh Phuoc (ring road No.2) – Thu Dau Mot has a length of approximately 13.5 km with scale of 8-lane, motorway standard of grade I.
+ To complete upgrading section from Chon Thanh to Hoa Lu border gate to hit road standard of level II with minimum size of 4 lanes.
- National road No.20: section in the region from national road No.1 (Dau Giay intersection in Dong Nai province) to Lam Dong boundary has a length of about 76 km long, basically maintaining standard of grade III with minimum size of 2 lanes.
- National road 1K: from intersection of Vuon Mit to ring road No.3 of Ho Chi Minh City, having a length of about 9 km, constructing to hit standard of urban road level I, size 8 lanes.
- National road No.30: section in region from An Huu (Tien Giang province) to boundary of Dong Thap province, having a length of about 9 km, upgrading to minimum standards of grade III, minimum size of 2 lanes.
- National road No.60: in city of My Tho (Tien Giang province), having a length of approximately 3.38 km, completely upgrading to hit road standard of grade II.
- National road No.62: from city of Tan An (Long An province) to Moc Hoa border gate (Long An province), about 77 km long, upgrading completely to hit at least road standard of grade III with 2 lanes; section running through town of Kien Tuong will be under urban plan and section in Binh Hiep border gate will be under plan of border gate economic zone space.
- Ho Chi Minh road (national road No.14 and road N2): section in the region has a length of 280 km pursuant to the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 194/QD-TTg dated February 15, 2012 on detail plan of Ho Chi Minh road.
- Road along border (extended national road No.14C and road N1): finishing construction and upgrading to hit minimum road standards of grade IV, minimum size of 2 lanes, out of which, extended national road No.14C has a length of approximately 332 km in three provinces of Binh Phuoc, Tay Ninh and Long An; the road starts from Bu Gia Map (boundary of Dak Nong province) – intersection of Loc Tan - Loc Thinh - Minh Duc - Ka Tum - Tan Thanh - Thanh Long - intersection of road N1 (Dong Thanh - Long An province) and road N1, approximately 105 km from Dong Thanh (Long An province) to Dong Thap province boundaries; out of which, section located in Binh Phuoc province has a length of about 43km, the first point in boundary between Dak Nong province and Binh Phuoc province (Km 185 + 345 DT.741), end point in Bu Gia Map in Binh Phuoc province (Km 142 + 345 Tel. 741), upgrading to hit road standards of level IV with 2 lanes.
Ring road of Ho Chi Minh City:
- Ring road No.3 has a length of about 89 km, size of 6-8 lanes, urban highway standards which has been approved detail plan under the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 1697/QD-TTg dated September 28, 2011, being updated and adjusted cross scale of section of My Phuoc - Tan Van to 32 m, combining construction of ring highway 3; completing before 2020.
- Ring road No.4 has a length of about 198 km, size of 6-8 lanes, urban highway standards which has been approved detailed plan under the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 1698/QD-TTg dated September 28, 2011; before 2020, completing section of Ben Luc - Long An to the end of North - South axis of Ho Chi Minh City and section from Phu My, Ba Ria - Vung Tau province to Trang Bom, Dong Nai province.
Functional road axis:
- Coastal road: section in the region has a length of 197 km, from province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau to Ho Chi Minh City to Tien Giang province on basis of using existing road system; no inter-line due to large estuaries, being interrupted in area of Ho Chi Minh City and Tien Giang province: section in province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau has a length of approximately 140.5 km from Binh Chau to southern interregional highway (basing on national road No.51, urban road, provincial road No.965, inter-port road...), at least, hitting road standards of level IV and urban roads; sections through Ho Chi Minh City has a length of about 12.5 km from Hung Thanh to Dong Hoa (coastal road) hits urban road standards; sections through Tien Giang province has a length of about 35 km from My Xuan (national road 50) to Nghi Chi, at least hitting road standard of level IV (newly constructing basing on a number of inter-communal and interdistrict roads), newly constructed section 2 has a length of about 9 km from wharf of Ba Lam to wharf of Ba Tu to hit road standards of level IV.
- To build inter-port road to strengthen connections between seaports and system of national road; including interport road of Cai Mep - Thi Vai, from general container port of Cai Mep Ha (Tan Thanh district, Ba Ria - Vung Tau province) to Phuoc An port (Long Thanh district, Dong Nai province) has a length of about 21.3 km, maintaining a size of 6 lanes; upgrading and renovating road No.991D, Phuoc Hoa - Cai Mep, Long Son - Cai Mep to achieve minimum size of 6 lanes.
- Inter-port road of Dong Nai: from Ong Keo industrial park (in Rach Cha Lon) to Viet Thuan Thanh general port (Nhon Trach district, Dong Nai province), about 15.2 km, at least hitting scale of construction of 4-6 lanes.
- Road of Go Gang - Long Son: from island of Go Dang to island of Long Son (Ba Ria - Vung Tau province), about 4.962 km, with 4 lanes and a bridge of Cha Va around 1,152 m long.
Provincial roads connecting the region:
- Provincial road DT.741 connect Binh Duong province and Binh Phuoc province, about 185.34 km; maintaining a minimum grade III, II, 4-lanes.
- To build newly Dong Phu – Binh Duong road, connecting Binh Phuoc province with Binh Duong province, reaching a minimum size of 4-6 lanes.
On all national road through urban areas, gradually expanding section running through urban areas and densely populated areas in conformity with approved plan; constructing bypass road sections in necessary urban area; considering to upgrade some provincial roads into national roads matching actual needs and criteria of national roads specified in Law on road transport.
- Existing north-south railway: section in the region has a length of approximately 110 km. Gradually upgrading to exploit effectively with expected speed of 80-90 km/h for passenger trains and 50-60 km/h for cargo train. Studying to enhance clearance of some railway bridge which has a low navigable clearance to ensure safety of railway transport and inland waterways.
- To study to build railway of Trang Bom - Hoa Hung (Saigon), out of which, building a new bypass railway of city of Bien Hoa in the south and constructing Binh Trieu - Hoa Hung section to become elevated railways with as length 41 km. Section from Trang Bom station to station of Di An will be double, electrification railway with size of 1,435 mm; section from station of Di An to station of Saigon, going in direction of railway of Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh City, double railway with size of 1,435 mm.
- To construct railway of Bien Hoa - Vung Tau to connect railway with port of Vung Tau, transiting cargo with north-south railway in new Trang Bom station, connecting with railway of Trang Bom - Hoa Hung in new railway station of Bien Hoa, length of about 107 km, out of which, section from Trang Bom railway station to railway station of Tien Cang - Thi Vai, length 54.65 km, double, electrified railway, size of 1,435 mm. At Tien Thi Vai station, having two railway branches to connect with Cai Mep and Thi Vai port groups; section of Tien Thi Vai railway station to Vung Tau raiway station is single, electrified railway, size of 1,435 mm.
- To study to build a new, double, electrified railway with size of 1,435 mm Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Can Tho (orientation to extends to Ca Mau), connecting with North - South railway in station of An Binh with a length of about 174 km.
- To construct a new railway of Di An - Loc Ninh and connect with Cambodia to link with countries in ASEAN region, having a length of about 128.5 km, out of which, section of Di An - Chon Thanh is double, electrified railway with size of 1,435 mm; section of Chon Thanh - Loc Ninh is single, electricfied railway with size of 1,435 mm.
- To study to build a new, double, electrified railway of Ho Chi Minh City - Tay Ninh with size of 1,435 mm (orientation to extend to border gates of Moc Bai and Xa Mat), connecting with railway of Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Can Tho in Tan Chanh Hiep station, entire length the railway is about 139 km.
- To study to build a light railway of Thu Thiem – international airport of Long Thanh with the first point in Thu Thiem station, about 37 km long, double-track, electrification railway with size of 1,435 mm.
- To research plan of constructing high-speed railway on North - South axis, double track railway with size of 1,435 mm, out of which, preparing necessary conditions for gradually giving priority to build sections with huge transport demand as Ho Chi Minh City - Nha Trang, length of approximately 366 km, section in the region is about 74 km.
- To research to build newly dedicated double track railway of size of 1,435 mm, about 38 km long, connecting national railway to Hiep Phuoc port and Long An station. Starting point is Long Dinh station of railway of Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Can Tho, going to Hiep Phuoc port station and begin to enter two branches to Hiep Phuoc port and Southeast Asia port in Long An province.
- To form urban railway network in Ho Chi Minh City and developing railways transporting passengers in and out downtown and suburban Ho Chi Minh City. Building 08 metro lines and ring lines connecting major centers of the city, connecting with satellite towns in the region (Thu Dau Mot, Bien Hoa and Tan An ...), mostly underground within downtown. Key lines connecting the satellite towns in the region, central urban area is Ho Chi Minh City such as: studying to extend line No.1 from Bien Hoa to Binh Duong, line No.3a to city of Tan An, line No. 3b connects with urban railway line No. 2 of Binh Duong province, line No.4 connects with urban railway line No. 5 (Vinh Phu - Uyen Hung).
- Guest station: technical guest station in the north (Binh Trieu station with an area of about 41 ha), central station (Saigon station with about 6.14 ha area) and passenger transit station in the west (Tay Kien station with an area of about 75 hectares, including cargo station and dry port of Tan Kien). Building new Thu Thiem station on railway of Ho Chi Minh City - Nha Trang, light railway Thu Thiem – Long Thanh international airports, area of Thu Thiem station is 17.2 ha; guest stations for suburban train on railway of Binh Trieu - Hoa Hung, as well as on section of Tan Kien - My Tho, Binh Trieu - Bien Hoa, Di An – Chanh Luu (under railway of Di An - Loc Ninh), Tan Chanh Hiep - Trang Bang (Ho Chi Minh City – Tay Ninh railway). Constructing newly stations in Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Can Tho, section from An Binh - Tan Kien under ring area including stations: Vinh Phu (area of about 4.7 ha), Thanh Xuan (an area of about 3.2 ha), Tan Chanh Hiep (about 1.74 ha area), Vinh Loc (area of about 5.8 ha). Total area of station is approximately 154.8 hectares.
- Cargo station: building railway station and cargo yards of An Binh (area of about 71 ha), Trang Bom cargo station transshipped between railway of size of 1,000 mm gauge and railway of size of 1,435 mm (about 27.2 ha area), cargo station of Phuoc Tan – rail connecting terminal to Long Binh dry ports (area about 8.4 ha), railway station of Thi Vai - giving and withdrawing container from ports of Thi Vai and Cai Mep (about 16.7 ha area ); general cargo station and dry port of Tan Kien; Long Dinh cargo station – rail connecting station to Hiep Phuoc port and serving cargo uploading and loading for industrial complex in Ben Luc, Long An (area of about 15 ha). Total area of station is approximately 138.2 hectares.
- Vung Tau port: national synthetic port, international gateway port combines with an international container transshipment (category 1A), including functional areas:
+ Terminals of Cai Mep, Sao Mai - Ben Dinh: being main wharf of port of Vung Tau, mainly loading and uploading general cargo, container import and export, combining with international container transhipment. Receiving 100,000 DWT ships, container ships of 8,000 TEU or larger, having modern infrastructure, technology and unloading, management, exploitation and port logistics service, having international standards. In the first phase, focusing on investing in perfecting and exploiting effectively Cai Mep terminals.
+ Terminal of Phu My, My Xuan on Thi Vai river: main function include uploading and loading container general cargo; having some specialized terminals to serve directly to large-scale industrial bases along river. Receiving ships of 60,000 - 80,000 DWT and container ships of 6,000 TEU.
+ Terminal of Long Son: being a specialized terminal of petrochemical refinery with crude oil imported buoys for 300,000 DWT vessels and terminals for ship 30000-80000 DWT importing oil products and petrochemical products. Southeast Long Son coastal area layouts specialized terminal to serve ship building and repairing, offshore rigs and development reserve.
+ Song Dinh terminal: including terminals specializing in oil and gas exploration, building and repairing offshore rigs, local and specialized synthesis terminals of establishments of service industry, defense, security, rescue on river banks.
+ Other satellite terminals: Con Dao local general terminal (Ben Dam) – hub of exchanging cargo, passenger with mainland. Receiving ships up to 30,000 DWT of cargo ships and passenger ships of 50,000 GT.
+ Tourist terminal in region of Sao Mai - Ben Dinh: receiving international passenger ships of 100,000 GT (assuming role of focal point of international tourist vessels receiving for the whole region).
- Port of Ho Chi Minh City: national general port, focal point of the region (type I). Including functional areas:
+ Hiep Phuoc terminal (on Soai Rap river) is main terminal of the port, developed to replace the existing terminals on Saigon river and a focal point of cargo export and import for Mekong delta region. Mainly loading and uploading general cargo, container cargo for ships up to 50,000 DWT and container ships of capacity of 4,000 TEU; some specialized terminals of riverside industrial, service units receiving vessel of capacity of 20,000 - 30,000 DWT. Constructing reception centers, goods distribution and logistic service behind newly developed areas to form joint logistics hub for the port.
+ Cat Lai terminal area (in Dong Nai river): being key container terminal of the port in shorterm period. Being able to receiving ships of 20.000-30.000 DWT or larger (reduction), consistent with maritime conditions under Long Tau channel.
+ Terminal on rivers of Saigon, Nha Be: terminals on Saigon river will be relocated, changed function in accordance with the Prime Minister’s Decision No.791/QD-TTg dated August 12, 2005. Out of which, utilizing part of Khanh Hoi berth to be domestic passenger terminal and marine service center. Terminals on Nha Be river will be reconstructed and upgraded and does not expand to ship of 30,000 DWT operating through Long Tau channel. Building new guest dock with modern, sync passenger station to receive international cruise ships of 50,000 GT in Phu Thuan (Phu My bridge downstream).
+ Terminal of Can Giuoc - Long An (on Soai Rap river): Consisting general and specialized berths for ships of 20,000-50,000 DWT and 70,000 DWT, reducing ship through Soai Rap estuary, common function is satellite terminal of regional port hub of Ho Chi Minh City.
- Dong Nai port: national general port, regional focal point (type I). Including functional terminal areas:
+ Terminal of Phuoc An, Dau (on Thi Vai river): being main terminal of the port, mainly uploading and loading general cargo, container for ships of 60,000 DWT (Phuoc An) and 30,000 DWT (Go Dau), having some specialized terminals of industrial facilities along the river.
+ Terminal of Phu Huu, Nhon Trach (on rivers of Dong Nai, Nha Be and Long Tau): being specialized terminal area, having some general wharf for ships of 10,000-30,000 DWT. The main function is local wharf, directly serving industrial parks, urban areas of Dong Nai province. Roadmap for development and construction must be synchronized with size and capability of transport network after port.
- Flow of Vung Tau - Cai Mep - Thi Vai to Go Dau: in short term, focusing on solving shallow, narrow, bend section corresponding with present technical norm. Reconstruction of entire route will be implemented in each phases.
- Flows into port of Ho Chi Minh City under Soai Rap river: rehabilitating to enhance elevation phase 3 (to -12 m elevation).
- To improve and upgrade stream of Dong Tranh river to connect cargo transport from Ho Chi Minh City to Cai Mep - Thi Vai.
- Long Tau river flows through gulf of Ganh Rai: renovating some bends section, maintain Long Tau channel depth for vessels up to 30,000 DWT.
- Dinh river flow: completing system of marine buoys, signaling towards modern manner to ensure safety of train operation.
- Flow of Tien river through Tieu and Ham Luong estasies: Dredging often associating with regulating works and moving buoys of flows for 5,000 DWT ships at high tide.
2.4. Inland waterways
- Route of Saigon - Kien Luong (through channel of Sa Dec - Lap Vo), total length of 320 km, including section in the region of about 122 km, grade III.
- Route of Saigon - Kien Luong (via channel of Thap Muoi), total length of 288 km, including section in the region of about 76 km. Upgrading to renovate routes to hit grade III.
- Route of Saigon - Ca Mau (Xa No canal), total length of 336 km, section in the region is about 102 km long, reaching level III.
- Route of Saigon - Ben Keo (Tay Ninh province), about 142.9 kilometers, planning to upgrade the whole route to grade III.
- Waterway of Saigon - Ben Suc, about 90 km long, guaranteeing to hit grade III.
- Waterway of Saigon port - Moc Hoa (Long An province), about 143.4 km, keeping current levels, ensuring grade III.
- To dredge, upgrade Tra Cu canal to connect with canal of Duong Van Duong (from Vam Co Tay river to Vam Co Dong river (Long An province) to hit canal standards of grade IV under the Prime Minister’s Decision No.638/QD-TTg dated April 28, 2011.
- Waterway of Saigon port - Hieu Liem (Dong Nai river) has a length of about 90 km. Continuing breaking rocks and obstacle clearance on stream, replacing road bridges that their static have not yet correspond to planned river-level; hitting grade III.
- Waterway of Ho Chi Minh City - Bien Hoa (Dong Nai province) has a length of about 53 km, standards of level I for Dong Nai river and level II for Saigon river.
- Waterway of Ho Chi Minh City - Binh Duong (Thu Dau Mot) has a length of approximately 85.7 kilometers from Saigon bridge, standard of level III.
- Waterway of Saigon river - Ben Luc - Cho Dem river has a length of approximately 13.4 km, hitting level III standards.
- Cho Gao canal has a length of about 28.5 km from Vam Co river (Dong Nai province) to Tien river (Tien Giang province). Completing upgrade, renovation, dredging the river to hit grade II.
- To renovate and upgrade other rivers: Moc Hoa - Ha Tien to hit grade III; Phuoc Xuyen canal – canal 28 to hit grade III.
- Formation of coastal shipping routes: Saigon - Ca Mau, level III, total length of the route is about 367 km and route of Vung Tau - Thi Vai - Saigon - My Tho - Can Tho, approximately 242.5 km long, special level and secondary level.
Inland waterway ports:
- To upgrade 03 ports in Ho Chi Minh City: Phu Dinh port, Nhon Duc port and Long Binh port, receiving ships of 5,000 DWT, capacity of 2 million tons/year by 2020.
- Building newly Tan An port: receiving ship to 1,000 DWT, capacity of 0.5 million tons/year and 1 million tones/year by 2030.
- Upgrading port of Ben Suc (Binh Duong province), Ben Keo (Tay Ninh province): receiving 1,000 DWT vessels with capacity of 1 million tons/year and 1.5 million tons/year by 2030.
- To develop Thanh Phuoc port (on Dong Nai river, Binh Duong province): receiving 2,000 DWT vessels with capacity of 0.5 million tons/year and 1 million tons/year by 2030.
- To build newly Cay Khe port (Ba Ria - Vung Tau province): By 2030, receiving ships of 2,000 DWT and a capacity of 1 million tons/year.
- Constructing new ports in Tay Ninh province: port of Bourbon An Hoa, Thanh Phuoc port; receiving ships of up to 2,000 DWT, by 2030, capacity of the ports is 3 million tons/year. Dai An Saigon port has annual cargo volumes of 0.3 million tonnes/year, the largest waterway vessels which can dock the port is 1,000 tons; port of Thanh Phuoc Fico has annual cargo volume of 1.5 million tons/year, the largest waterway vessels which can dock the port is 1,000 tons.
- To build newly ports in Long An province: BMT port, port of Kim Tin, Thien Loc Thanh port, port of Can Giuoc, Tan An port; receiving ships of 1,000-3,000 DWT, capacity of 0.3 - 0.7 million tons/year; by 2030, receiving ships of 2,000-5,000 DWT with capacity of 0.8 - 1.3 million tons/year.
- To invest intensively, modernize local inland waterway ports for ships of 500-1,000 dwt, building and upgrading several guest harbor for ships of 100-250 seats.
- Tan Son Nhat international airport: by 2020, international airports have a central role (both international and domestic) in southern; the airport uses for civil and military purposes. Scale of the airport hits grade 4E as decentralization of ICAO, meeting demand of B747 aircraft and equivalent, international airport of Tan Son Nhat has been invested synchronously in construction as planned, in next time will be opened international, domestic passenger terminal to meet capacity of 25-26 million passengers/year and 1 million tons of cargo/year.
- Airport of Con Son: the airport serves local flights. The airport uses for both civil and military objectives. Scale of the airport hits grade 3C as decentralization of ICAO and military airports level II, meeting demand of ATR72 aircraft and equivalent, reaching a capacity of 500,000 passengers/year and 2,000 tons of cargo/year.
- Airport of Vung Tau: domestic airports serves helicopter operations, local taxi flights. Scale of the airport hit grade 3C under ICAO standards and level II military airfield. Capacity of the airport is 100,000 passengers/year and 500 tons of cargo/year, mainly using for helicopters, small aircraft in short flight (Con Dao, oil rigs ...) for tourism, oil and gas; managed and exploited by the Ministry of Defense.
- To research to build airports of Vung Tau in Go Gang town, Ba Ria - Vung Tau province.
- International airport of Long Thanh: being the largest airport of the country and one of international passenger hub of the region according to international standards. Scale of Long Thanh international airport hits grade 4F under decentralization of ICAO with capacity of 25 million passengers/year and 1.2 million tons of cargo/year, can receiving aircraft of A380 or equivalent.
2.6. Dry ports
- Northeast Ho Chi Minh City: building dry ports with a capacity of about 6 million TEU/year, premarily serving goods through ports of Vung Tau and Ho Chi Minh City.
- Southwest Ho Chi Minh City: building Tan Kien dry ports with a capacity of 1.7 million TEU/year, primarily serving goods through port of Ho Chi Minh City, Vung Tau and Tien Giang port.
- To construct and develop system of dry ports as plan of localities (Binh Duong dry port in Chon Thanh industrial park, Long Binh Tan Cang dry ports, Binh Phuoc dry ports in Chon Thanh, Duc Hoa dry port, dry port of Ben Luc ...). Gradually forming and developing a system of dry ports in hub to promote development of multimodal transport and logistics services.
2.7. Urban transport and local transport
Developing urban and local transport and local under approved plans.
3. Priority investment projects
To give priority to invest in projects to increase regional links, links among transport modes and solve traffic congestion, being development driving force for the region (details in the attached appendix).
4. Expected land area
Expected land area for national transport infrastructure system in south key economic region include: Roads (national roads, highways, ring roads), railways, airports, seaports, river ports, terminal station, whaft... (excluding provincial roads, district roads, urban transport and local transport) is about 39,710 ha by 2020 (accounting for 1.3% of area of the region). Out of which, supplemented area is 31,107 hectares (occupied rice land area is about 1,936 ha, accounting for 6.2% of total supplemented area).
IV. Key solutions and policies
1. Transport development solutions and policies
- To creating business environment equality among economic sectors, encouraging all economic sectors to take part in business of transport services.
- To encourage enterprises to innovate and modernize means of road transport and improve service quality to guarantees comfort, safety and environmental protection; establishing transport control centers in major cities, especially Ho Chi Minh City and on highways to regulate transport; strengthening inspection of vehicle weight.
- To prioritize development of public passenger transport in urban areas, especially transport of big volumes.
- To accelerate restructuring of transport market, giving priority to invest in mode of big volume transport such as national railway, urban railway, inland waterways, seaway to reduce pressure on roads.
- To encourage all economic sectors to participate in shipping business and marine services. Innovating technology of handling in transport hub, applying advanced transportation technologies, developing synchronously transport support services, multimodal transport, improving quality of logistics services.
- To improve quality of airway transport services on basis of increasing flight frequencies and appropriate flight time disposition; connecting between transit flight in a reasonable, quick and convenient manner.
- To deploy synchronously solutions of ensuring transport safety. Improving knowledge, awareness of obeying laws, strictly handling violations of transport law. Implementing traffic safety evaluation.
2. Measures and policies on transport infrastructure development
- Transport project construction and upgrading must adhere specialized plans, regional plans, avoiding local thinking causing investment waste.
- To raise technical road standards to be suitable with ASEAN road standards to ensure connectivity and international integration.
- To strengthen coordination between central and local government, accelerating clearance and ensure progress on schedule.
- To apply advanced technologies and new materials in construction of transport infrastructure.
- To strengthen management of transport infrastructure system maintenance. Efficiently using road maintenance funds.
3. Measures and policies on capital source
- To use efficiently the State budgets, making concentrated investment, avoiding spreading investment; giving priority to develop breakthrough projects linking the region.
- To mobilize resources, creating favorable conditions to attract investment from all economic sectors to build and upgrade transport infrastructure in many forms: Public-Private Partnership (PPP); issuing stock; Build - Operation - Transfer (BOT) ...
- To continue to enlist capital resources of official development assistance of foreign countries and international financial organizations under diverse forms.
- To supplement and amend regulations on financial support policies, tax, rates, charges and fees, franchise to increase trade characteristics of transport projects and contribution responsibility of users, ensuring satisfactory benefit of investors.
4. Solutions and policies on sustainable development and environmental protection in transport
- To strengthen dissemination of education and enforcement of laws on environmental protection.
- Development of transport links with environmental protection objectives, integrating factors of climate change, sea level rise, energy saving and efficiency from stage of setting up plans, projects.
- To improve quality of supervision and management of environmental protection in transport. Evaluating environment from stage of formulation of strategy, plan and project ... Strictly monitoring implementation of environmental protection regulations in construction projects and transport industrial facilities in order to minimize negative impacts on environment.
- Transport projects and transport vehicles must have technical and quality standards in accordance with requirements of environmental protection; using advanced techniques and technology in construction of traffic works; controlling quality of means and fuel, reducing environmental pollution; encouraging use of vehicles and clean energy.
V. Organizing implementation
1. Ministry of Transport shall implement as the main implementer, in collaboration with ministries, agencies and People's Committees of centrally –run provinces and cities in region to organize management and implement the plan. During implementation process, conducting a review, assessment for timely adjustments and supplements to meet actual requirements.
2. Ministries, agencies and People's Committees of centrally-run provinces and cities in the region conduct reviewing and adjusting plans to be consistent with the region’s plan of transport development, at the same time, coordinate with Ministry Transport, ministries, agencies and localities in process of implementation of the plan to ensure that the plan is implemented uniformly, creating continuous and linkage transport systems in order to raise capacity of entire transport network.