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Infrastructure System in Can Tho City Print
Monday, 13 February 2012 13:39

infrastructure_system_in_can_tho_city_1VIETRADE - The infrastructure of Can Tho City has rapidly developed. Together with the urbanization, many works of large scale and high quality have been put into operation, such as Can Tho Bridge, Can Tho Airport, Cai Cui Port; residential areas, resettlement areas, new urban areas; head-offices of political, administrative, police and military organizations of all levels. These urban infrastructure works have contributed much to the changing of the city’s appearance.



- Road transportation system: There are 2,762.84 kilometres of road in total, the density of which is 2.3km/km2 (if the length of the commune road system is not included, the total length of road in the city is 698.548km with the density of 0.5km/km2); in which,  there are 123.715 km of national highway; 183.85 km of provincial road; 332.87 km of district road; 153.33 km of urban road; 1,969.075 km commune road. 3,98% of the road surface have been concreted, 26.26% asphalted, 27.74% covered with macadam, 17.44% aggregate road, the remaining is path-way used for foot-passengers and two-wheeled vehicles of small loading capacity.


- Waterway traffic: the total length 1,157 km, in which 619 kilometres can used for transportation means having loading capacity from over 30 tons (the average depth is over 2.5m), including: 6 routes managed by the Central authorities (Ha River, Can Tho River, Cai San Canal, Thò Doi Canal, O Mon Canal, Xa No Canal) with the total length of 132.88km, ensuring for transportation means having loading capacity from 100-250 tons to operate, and 4 routes managed by Can Tho City (canals of Thot Not, Ba Dam, Cau Nhiem, Ba Lang) with the total length of 81.45 km, ensuring for transportation means having loading capacity from 30-50 tons to operate. Besides, there are also 40 routes managed by the district authorities with the total length of 405.05 km, ensuring for transportation means having loading capacity from 15-60 tons to operate.


- Airway traffic: Can Tho Airport is the largest one in the Mekong River Delta that has been put into operation since January 3, 2009 exploiting domestic and international airlines at the end of 2010.


- The system of traffic works: Can Tho Bridge over Ha River has been completed and put into operation since April 24, 2010. Besides, the port system of Can Tho is being upgraded, including Can Tho Port (Hoang Dieu Port): can receive ships having loading capacity 10-20,000 DWT; Tra Noc Port, which can receive 20,000-DWT ships, has 3 large warehouses with the storage capacity of 40,000 tons. The total volume of goods transferred over the port can be up to 200,000 tons per year. Especially, the newly built Cai Cui Port can receive 20,000-DWT ships, the total volume of goods transferred over the port can be up to 4.2 million tons per year. The first stage of the work has been completed in April 2006, the second one is under construction. After finishing the dredging of the river-bed and the building of the dike system at Quan Chanh Bo River-mouth, Cai Cui Port will be an international seaport in Can Tho City.



- Post: There are one state-run and 24 private businesses operating in this field with 35 post-offices, 48 commune-level cultural post-offices, 216 post-office and delivery agencies.


- Communications: The communications system is synchronously modernized with many service forms exploited; the service quality can meet the socio-economic developing and communications requirements of the whole region. There are now six businesses in the city compass operating in the telecommunications and Internet fields. Information technology has made great progresses and been applied in works towards digitalization.


There are now 150 businesses operating in digital technology and 5 businesses in software technology.



Can Tho City is supplied with electricity from two main sources: the national grid via Cai Lay-Tra Noc and Cai Lay-Rach Gia 220-kV line, and the local Tra Noc Thermoelectric Plant managed by the Central authorities.


The national grid and Tra Noc Thermo-electric Plant supplies electricity to the whole city via the 110-kV line and the Can Tho and Thot Not Transformer Stations, Can Tho Industrial Park, the Southern Broadcasting Station, Binh Thuy and Long Hoa Broadcasting Stations. There are 1,665 intermediate distributing stations with the total capacity of 282,695 kVA; the transformer grid has the total length of 1,712 kilometres.


Beside the above supplying sourses, the city is also permitted by the Government to build the O Mon Electric Power Centre with the total output capacity of 2,700 MW, including O Mon 1: 600 MW, O Mon 2: 720 MW;

FO/Gas Electric Power Plant: 660 MW and O Mon 4: 720 MW. These four plants are expected to be completed in 2013, in which the Generator Team 1 of O Mon I Electric Power Plant has been put into operation in 2009.


Water, water sewerage and waste materials

- Water supply: There are now 11 water supply plants in the  whole  city  with  the  total  output  capacity  of 109,500m3/day. Most of the commune centers have water supply system with the output capacity of 10-20m3/hour, and residential clusters having 50-100 households have access to clean water supply system. The water supply system must be upgraded and widened to meet the increasing demand in the future.


- Water sewerage: The city’s present sewerage only concentrates in the central wards of Ninh Kieu District, and is used for draining rain-water and waste-water. The total length of the system is 23,509m; the diameter of the line is # 300-1,200 mm. There are 7,216m of built ditch, the width of which is 200-500 mm. In general, the sewerage within the city is still underdeveloped and is being down-graded, and the sewerage at the town centres is out of draining capacity.


- Waste-water treatment: There has been any waste-water collecting and processing system in the city compass. There are 650 tons of garbage let out everyday, but only the wards in Ninh Kieu District center has garbage collecting system. 80% of the garbage is collected every year equaling to 118,600 tons. The ratio of garbage collected in other districts is still very low; the terminate garbage dump on the Highway 1A is only 3-ha wide. Most of the industrial waste materials have not been classified and treated; only the City General Hospital has medical waste incinerator

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