The Southeast Asia port expansion summit 2013 got underway in Ho Chi
Minh City on February 21 with the attendance of 120 maritime delegates
from ASEAN countries.
Jointly held by the Vietnam
National Maritime Bureau and L’noppen Company, the event was an
excellent opportunity for each country in the region to seek favourable
conditions for investment cooperation in maritime transport service and
Director of the bureau Nguyen
Nhat said that ASEAN is gradually taking steps to shape the key economic
sectors, which are able to compete with other economic communities in
the region and the world.
To achieve that goal,
ASEAN needs to improve the quality of a system of maritime policies,
contributing to the close association between economic sectors and
enterprises in the regional countries.
maritime experts, the investment in seaports located in Southeast Asia’s fastest growing economies will accelerate in the next few years
thanks to its experience in privatisation in the maritime field.
Currently, Vietnam is bettering its law system, mechanism, and
policies relating to maritime service development in accordance with the
latest commitments with ASEAN and the World Trade Organisation (WTO).-VNA