In the master plan to develop the logistics industry in Ho Chi Minh City to 2025, with orientation to 2030 issued by the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, many large-scale logistics centers will be built and developed.
Large-scale logistics center of the country
According to the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, the city implements a master plan to develop the logistics industry in the area to promote its role as the largest goods distribution center in the South, the import-export gateway in the South and the whole country. In particular, Ho Chi Minh City focuses on developing professional service providers, forming a core team of businesses, capable of leading the logistics service market in the South and the whole country.
According to the plan, Ho Chi Minh City sets a target that by 2025, the growth rate of logistics service revenue of Ho Chi Minh City enterprises will reach 15% and by 2030 reach 20%. By 2025, the contribution of logistics to Ho Chi Minh City’s GRDP will reach 10% and by 2030 it will reach 12%.
Ho Chi Minh City aims to build 8 large-scale logistics centers divided into 3 groups. In which, group 1 includes 3 centers. In 2021, to complete the bidding to call for investment in the Logistics Center of the Hi-Tech Park on an area of 5-6 hectares, the cargo clearance capacity in the 2021-2025 period is 150,000 tons; the period 2026-2030 and after 2030 is 300,000 tons; By 2023, complete preparation for investment in Cat Lai Logistics Center for the period of 2021-2025 on an area of 60-100 hectares, with a cargo handling capacity of 1.5-1.8 million Teu; the next stage increases the capacity to 3.1 million-3.5 million Teu; Linh Trung logistics center will connect with Linh Trung Export Processing Zone.
Strive to complete the preparation for investment in 4 logistics centers of group II by 2025 and 3 centers of group III by 2030. By 2025, complete the establishment of logistics digital maps, centralized data areas and centers research and application of logistics technology.
In addition to the groups mentioned above, Ho Chi Minh City will research and develop more logistics centers in some areas, and at the same time study to convert small and medium industrial zones and clusters into infrastructure for logistics activities.
Reduce logistics costs
With the goal of developing logistics into a spearhead service, besides developing large-scale centers, Ho Chi Minh City is particularly interested in developing human resource training for this service.
According to the plan, by 2025, Ho Chi Minh City will establish and develop a logistics human resource training center to develop Ho Chi Minh City into a national leader in training professional and high-quality human resources; become a human resource training center for the whole region, capable of supplying human resources both nationally and internationally. By 2025, Ho Chi Minh City will contribute to reducing the ratio of logistics costs to the national GDP by about 10%-15%. By 2025, the rate of outsourcing logistics services will reach 60% and by 2030 reach 70%.
To achieve the above-mentioned goal, Ho Chi Minh City invests in developing infrastructure including a logistics center system, a detailed transportation system for waterway, road and air transport.
At the same time, applying information technology such as building a centralized data warehouse to digitize freight transport activities, thereby providing a basis for adjusting traffic planning, arranging parking lots, and transshipment areas. From there, building an information technology platform to exploit shared data on logistics activities to serve both state agencies and businesses.
Set up a logistics digital map to have an official database, serving statistics, search, planning, search and optimization of the logistics network in Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring provinces. Research and establish a Center to promote logistics technology solutions to provide information and connect logistics service businesses with modern logistics technology solution providers.
On the other hand, supporting the development of logistics human resources such as continuing to implement training and retraining plans for logistics human resources in Ho Chi Minh City for small and medium enterprises. Transfer of training programs in logistics industry, cooperate in training according to international programs. Building, transferring and annually updating the logistics online training platform for training institutions in Ho Chi Minh City to contribute to improving the quality of human resources. To form and develop a logistics human resource training center for the region towards regional connectivity and human resource sharing.
Source: Le Thu/ Online Customs