HẬU GIANG — The Mekong Delta province of Hậu Giang is planning to build a logistics centre at a cost of over VNĐ1.5 trillion (US$66.03 million).
The aim is to reduce the logistics cost in the region and improve the competitiveness of the regional products in both domestic and foreign markets.
The centre will cover 80ha in Sông Hậu Industrial Zone in Châu Thành District. It will include a wharf area, goods storage and warehouse, along with a control building, support areas and roads.
In the period between 2017 and 2020, the centre will get a quay, warehouse and office to serve logistics activities on a 30ha area.
According to Hồ Thị Thu Hòa from the HCM City University of Transport, the centre has a favourable location owing to its proximity to many industrial parks and roads system connecting the Mekong Delta with key economic region and neighbouring countries.
Once operational, the centre will play a core role in goods distribution and transportation, boosting the socio-economic development of the whole region.
By 2025, it is expected to create jobs for 1,000 people.