On the afternoon of May 13, 2023, Politburo member, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh conducted on-site inspection of seaport projects No. 3, 4, 5 and 6 at Hai Phong International Gateway Port and construction project of passenger Terminal T2 – Cat Bi International Airport.
He was accompanied by the members of the Party Central Committee: Mr. Nguyen Van Thang, Minister of Transport; Mr. Nguyen Hoang Anh, Chairman of the Committee for Management of State Capital at Enterprises; Senior Lieutenant General Mr. Vu Hai San, Deputy Minister of National Defense and leaders of central ministries and sectors.
On the side of Hai Phong city leaders, there were Mr. Le Tien Chau, Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the City Party Committee; Mr. Nguyen Van Tung, Deputy Secretary of the City Party Committee, Chairman of the City People’s Committee; Mr. Do Manh Hien, Standing Deputy Secretary of the City Party Committee; Mr. Nguyen Duc Tho, Vice Chairman of the City People’s Committee; leaders of departments and the investors of the project
Reporting to the delegation of the Prime Minister, Mr. Pham Hong Minh – Secretary of the Party Committee, Chairman of the Management Board of Port of Hai Phong Joint Stock Company said the main works of the “Investment and Construction Project of Container Terminal No. 3 and 4 under Hai Phong International Gateway Port (at Lach Huyen), Hai Phong City” are being carried out as schedule. To date, the construction progress of the EC package accounts for 40% of the total value of the package. The remaining items are being implemented as planned. Port of Hai Phong is mobilizing all resources, equipment and machinery to accelerate the project progress, striving to complete and put berth No. 3 and 4 into operation in the third quarter of 2024, complete the whole project in 2025 aiming at a green, smart and advanced seaport.
On checking the site of construction project of berth No. 3 and 4, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh praised and highly appreciated the efforts of the Ministry of Transport, Hai Phong City People’s Committee, as well as the investor who strictly follow the order of the Prime Minister made in the inspection conducted on December 2021. The construction progress of the project is in line with the plan and targeted to be completed ahead of schedule.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh requested the investors and contractors to continue to speed up the progress and to ensure the work quality in accordance with the technical requirements; strictly implement regulations on labor safety and environmental sanitation, especially in the coming rainy and stormy season and hot weather. The Prime Minister asked the People’s Committee of Hai Phong city to keep taking solutions to tackle arising problems, and ensuring security and order during the construction.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh emphasized that the country is in the process of strong development, requesting much focus on infrastructure investment, especially in highways and seaports. This is a major policy of the Party and State to promote manufacturing, reduce logistics costs, and improve competitiveness. Driven by many drastic solutions and flexible management, inflation has been controlled. It is an important condition for the Government to direct the bank to continue to implement policies to reduce interest rates, create favorable conditions for businesses and people to access loans. The central government, ministries and locals are always in the state of readiness to remove obstacles and difficulties for enterprises in manufacturing, business, investment and project implementation. The common spirit is to coordinate closely, not to neglect or leave responsibility up to others, to accompany businesses to overcome difficulties and create favorable conditions for them. However, on the side of the businesses, the investor must also make utmost efforts, promote responsibility, overcome challenges to complete the project before the term, avoid wasting resources and reduce unpredictable adverse impacts.