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The adjustments aim to help inland container depot systems meet the increasing demand of export-import transport, increase sea ports’ capacity for goods clearance, ensure the safety of goods and reduce traffic congestion in urban areas.

Inland container depots will be developed into centres for organising goods transport and providing logistics services.

By 2020, Vietnam’s inland container depot systems are hoped to clear at least 15-20 percent of the volume of goods containers, with a total capacity of 4 - 6.84 million TEU/year. The figures is expect to reach at least 25-30 percent and between 12 - 17.6 million TEU/year, respectively by 2030.

According to the plan, 15 inland container deports will be built across the country, including six in the north, six in the central and Central Highlands and three in the south.

Total investment capital for the plan to 2020 is estimated at VND9-15 trillion (USD396.9 -661.5 million), while for 2020-2030 funding will be about VND20-22 trillion (USD882-970.2 million).

In the next three years, the work will focus on developing inland container deports along transport corridors connecting to large seaports in the north and the south, with priority given to ports close to industrial clusters and parks, export processing zones, logistics centres and international border gates.

The plan will also focus on measures to enhance State management of the development of inland container deports, logistic centres and the involvement of railway and internal waterway sectors in container transport./.