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27/05/2019 - 18:03

Long An suggests adjusting overlap in management of inland ports and wharves

According to the Director of Inland Waterway Port Authority of Long An Province - Dinh Cong Khanh, because of the some shortcomings in implementation of Circular No.50/2014/TT-BGTVT dated October 17, 2014 of the Ministry of Transport, the Provincial People's Committee suggested the Ministry of Transport authorize Long An Department of Transport to manage inland ports and wharves on waterways of the province which are being managed by the Central.

Nuoc Man canal has many boats and barges

Specifically, according to the Circular, Long An Department of Transportation issues operation permits for inland ports and wharves in the province. Inland Waterway Port Authority under the Department of Transportation inspects and advises to issue the permits to operate inland ports and wharves in the provincel; protects environment; ensures traffic safety, security and order; prevents disaster as well as searchs and rescues at ports and wharves.

On the other hand, Inland Waterway Port Authority under the Vietnam Inland Waterway Department collects fees for vehicles entering and leaving inland ports and wharves on waterways in the province which are being managed by the Central.

Long An province found that there is overlap in management. Long An Provincial People's Committee proposed MOT to adjust the content of Circular 50/2014 by authorizing Long An Department of Transportation to manage specialized state at inland ports and wharves in the province which are being managed by the Central, including the Vam Co Dong and Vam Co rivers, Can Giuoc river, Thap Muoi canal No.1 and No.2, Nuoc Man canal and Thu Thua canal.

At the same time, Long An Inland Waterway Port Authority performs its tasks according to Circular No.83/2015 of the Ministry of Transport on December 30, 2015 of the Minister of Transport.

The whole province has 128 cross-river passenger wharves

The whole province has 3 big river routes: Vam Co, Vam Co Dong and Vam Co Tay with a length of about 330 kilometers, which is managed by Vietnam Inland Waterway Department, connecting with the Western and Southeast provinces. In addition, the province has many other routes that are managed by Vietnam Inland Waterway Bureau such as Can Giuoc River, Nuoc Man Canal, Thap Muoi Canal No.1, Thu Thua Canal, and so on.

Long An province directly manages 31 canals with a length of about 500 kilometers, mainly in Dong Thap Muoi districts.

In addition, there are 303 wharves managed by the Central and 74 ones managed by the province, mainly gathering construction materials and trading fuel.

"The whole province has 128 cross-river passenger wharves, of which there are 2 big ferries carrying cars (Tan Thanh ferry, Can Giuoc and Long Cang ferry, Can Duoc district)", said the Director of Inland Waterway Port Authority Long An - Dinh Cong Khanh./.

By Le Duc - Translated by Pham Ngan

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