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The issue of developing a large seaport as a hub of goods import and export for the Mekong Delta has been posed for decades. It is not only the direction of the
Government, but also the expectation of localities in the Southwest region which has the largest agricultural and aquacultural production for export in the nation. So far, the largest project for seaport infrastructure and navigation channel in the Mekong Delta is the Duyen Hai Power Center seaport project which can accommodate vessels of 30,000 DWT and channel for large tonnage vessels of 10,000 DWT full load to enter Hau River and 20,000 DWT offloading in Tra Vinh Province. Duyen Hai seaport (Tra Vinh) has been studied for more than 15 years, being the only area in the Mekong Delta with sufficient maritime infrastructure such as breakwaters, ports and channels for ships of up to 30,000 DWT, etc. This paper focuses on introducing the role and advantages of Tra Vinh Province in seaport development.