A trade representative has called for the construction of more deep-water ports in the Mekong River Delta to save money and time for seafood exporters.
Nguyễn Hoài Nam, deputy general secretary of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), said the move would allow firms to directly export their goods.
Most of the Mekong Delta’s export turnover is made up of rice and processed seafood products. Every year, the region’s transportation demand for export goods is about 17-18 million tonnes. However, 70 per cent of export products have to be transferred to major ports in HCM City and Cái Mép port (Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu Province), increasing transportation by 10-40 per cent depending on the route.