Vietnam to Go-ahead with $2.5 bln Port Project
Vietnam's government has agreed on a port project in the southern province of Ca Mau, costing some $2.5 billion according to media reports and which would be able to host some of the world's biggest ships.
The Hon Khoai port would be built under a public-private partnership, the government said in a statement on Saturday, while local media, citing a provincial proposal, said 85 percent of the funding would be via loans from the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
The remaining 15 percent of the cost will come from the private sector.
State-run news website VnEconomy said the provincial authority had proposed local, unlisted Cong Ly Construction-Trading-Tourism Co as investor for the project.
The five-year project, to be completed in 2020, will need further evaluation and approval from the Ca Mau provincial authority, the government said in a directive posted on its website on Friday.
(chinhphu.vn) (Reporting by Mai Nguyen; Editing by David Holmes)