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Transport ministry to restart road project in Mekong Delta
By Trung Chanh
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Transport ministry to restart road project in Mekong Delta

By Trung Chanh

The Ministry of Transport has decided to resume work on a project to build a road connecting Tien Giang and Dong Thap provinces - PHOTO: TRUNG CHANH

CAN THO - The Ministry of Transport has decided to resume work on a project to build a road running parallel to National Highway 30 and connecting the Mekong Delta provinces of Tien Giang and Dong Thap.

The decision follows the ministry’s cancellation of a build-operate-transfer contract for upgrading and expanding a section of National Highway 30 linking the two provinces.

At a meeting between Project Management Unit 7 under the Ministry of Transport and the Tien Giang government on September 12, Huynh Trung Hung from 625 Civil Engineering Consultants JSC, the consultant for the project, said that the project was approved by the Government in 2009.

Once completed, the road will connect an expressway linking HCMC and Can Tho and another connecting Binh Phuoc and Kien Giang provinces, easing the traffic pressure on the current two-lane National Highway 30.

Hung cited statistics from the Directorate for Roads of Vietnam as showing that 8,560 vehicles had passed through the National Highway 30 section between Cai Be District in Tien Giang Province and Cao Lanh District in Dong Thap Province last quarter, up by 20% from 6,670 units in the same period last year.

When the HCMC-Can Tho and Binh Phuoc-Kien Giang expressways are opened to traffic, the number of vehicles running on National Highway 30 would be even higher. Therefore, the Ministry of Transport has decided to build the road running parallel to it.

The 31-kilometer road will begin from the starting point of National Highway 30 and end at Cao Lanh Bridge, of which the section passing through Tien Giang Province will be nine kilometers long. The road, measuring 23 meters in width, will have four lanes.

As for the site clearance, the consultant proposed finishing the work without interruptions.

The project requires an estimated investment of VND4.3-6.3 trillion, depending on the investment model.

At the meeting, Tien Giang Vice Chairman Pham Anh Tuan said that the province had agreed on the direction and the site clearance work for the project.

He also asked the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment and the Cai Be District government to offer appropriate compensation to the affected households in line with the law.

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