HCMC – An Giang Province has committed to supplying seven million cubic meters of sand for two expressway projects in the Mekong Delta, aiming to alleviate the sand shortage faced by expressway developers.
The People’s Committee of An Giang said in a meeting with Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Dang Quoc Khanh over sand mining that the province will provide sand for the Chau Doc-Can Tho-Soc Trang and Can Tho-Ca Mau expressways.
Sand for these projects will be sourced from four sand mines covering a total area of 155.98 hectares in the province. The annual mining capacity is estimated at 2.37 million cubic meters.
An Giang Province is set to supply about 5.2 million cubic meters of sand for the section of the Chau Doc-Can Tho-Soc Trang expressway that passes through the province, as well as nearly 1.9 million cubic meters of sand for the Can Tho-Ca Mau Expressway.
Local authorities are also mobilizing additional resources by dredging the Vam Nao River and the Tien River to ensure a sufficient sand supply for the Chau Doc-Can Tho-Soc Trang Expressway.