Increasing the Marine Economy's Regional and International Competitiveness in Ba Ria-Vung Tau (18-10-2022)

Ba Ria-Vung Tau has developed into one of the marine economic hubs of Vietnam by promoting the marine economy's strength, with timely decisions, being dynamic and creative, and having an innovative spirit.
Increasing the Marine Economy's Regional and International Competitiveness in Ba Ria-Vung Tau

Ba Ria-Vung Tau is a location with the advantage of a deep-water port and rich natural resources. In particular, with 5/8 of its districts and cities bordering the sea, Ba Ria-Vung Tau is the gateway to the sea of the Southeast region. It has more than 305 km of coastline and a 100,000 km2 continental shelf. The province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau has many advantages to develop its marine economy because of this potential.

The province has consistently sought to selectively attract investment, eliminate projects that are inappropriate, use out-of-date technology, have an adverse impact on the environment, and consume a lot of raw materials. The Resolution No. 36-NQ/TW of the Party Central Committee on the Strategy for Sustainable Development of Vietnam's Marine Economy to 2030, with a vision to 2045, with the spirit of: "Sustainably develop the marine economy on the basis of green growth," has also been put into action by the Ba Ria - Vung Tau Provincial Party Committee.

Ba Ria-Vung Tau has closely monitored the situation in order to develop a strong and sustainable marine economy; it has also promoted and effectively used the area's best qualities. Additionally, it has made the most of and effectively used all domestic and foreign resources in order to build socioeconomic infrastructure, particularly the transport system linking the seaport system with national highways.

Up until now, the area along the river route, which was previously swampy land, mangroves, no connected transportation system, etc., has developed into a system of general seaports, which are planned to be special-class ports at the national level. These ports serve the oil and gas industry as well as fishing. With 22 active projects, Cai Mep - Thi Vai port in particular has a designed capacity of 6.8 million TEU/year and a total length of wharf in the Cai Mep - Thi Vai area of 9,947m. The 19th port in the world and the first in Vietnam to receive a massive mother ship (October 2020, the port welcomed ships with a tonnage of over 214,000 tons).

The total amount of seagoing goods that have passed through the Ba Ria-Vung Tau seaport system in the past time has increased by an average of 10% per year. In the group of 50 seaports with the highest container handling volume in the world since 2019, Cai Mep-Thi Vai is the only port cluster in Vietnam with direct mother ships to Europe and America, and it particularly has the highest frequency of going to the US in Southeast Asia.

In addition to the network of inland waterway ports, logistics services have steadily advanced alongside seaports. To date, 20 logistics warehouse projects with a combined land area of roughly 224 hectares have been put into operation. The legal basis for choosing qualified investors to take part in construction investment, connecting Ba Ria - Vung Tau, and shipping into the global supply chain will be the finished construction zoning planning at the scale of 1/2000 Cai Mep Ha logistics center.

Additionally, to ensuring national defense and security, maintaining sovereignty over the sea and islands, and enhancing national capacity and position in the process of international integration, the development of the seaport of Ba Ria-Vung Tau in general and Cai Mep-Thi Vai in particular has made significant contributions to the socioeconomic development of the province and the nation.

The fishing, aquaculture, seafood processing, and fisheries logistics sectors have also made significant contributions to the Ba Ria – Vung Tau province's dramatic economic transformation.

In addition to exploiting strengths and developing the marine economy Ba Ria-Vung Tau province has focused on the implementation of safety protection in the sea and island border area, ensuring security and order at the border gate area and seaport waters. The province is steadfastly committed to protecting the sovereignty and security of sea and island borders, seaport border gate areas. The "All-People Border Guard Day" was widely planned, executed, and produced useful results; it eventually turned into a festival in the area. In the new situation, carry out Prime Minister's Directive 01-CT/TTg on organizing the movement of all people to participate in preserving territorial sovereignty and national border security.

 Le Mai (theo

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