Soài Rạp

The Soài Rạp (Vietnamese: Sông Soài Rạp) is a river in Nhà Bè district, south of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

HistoryEdit

According to Petrus Ký, the name Soài Rạp comes from the Khmer language word Pam Preak Kroy Phkam.

It joins the Vàm Cỏ in the Cần Giờ Mangrove Forest.[1]

An international port in the Soài Rạp river, Hiệp Phước, can accommodate boats of up to 50,000 tons.[2] It began operations on 21 June 2014 and will be upgraded to accommodate vessels of up to 70,000 tons in the near future.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Thomas J. Cutler. Brown Water, Black Berets: Coastal and Riverine Warfare in Vietnam, Page 296 - 2000. "The Vam Co River, which flows south of Saigon, joining the Soi Rap in the Rung Sat Special Zone, is fed by two tributaries, the Vam Co Tay (west) and Vam Co Dong (east). These two tributaries, both navigable by patrol craft, form a V..."
  2. ^ "Vietnam to invest over $134 mil to dredge river, improve port" (15 November 2015). Thanhein News. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  3. ^ Khánh thành dự án nạo vét luồng Soài Rạp

Coordinates: 10°40′08″N 106°45′17″E / 10.66889°N 106.75472°E / 10.66889; 106.75472