HCMC – The government of Bac Lieu Province has written to the Ministry of Transport proposing developing a 58-kilometer-long expressway connecting the province with two other Mekong Delta provinces – Hau Giang and Soc Trang.
The Ha Tien-Rach Gia-Bac Lieu expressway will pass through Hau Giang with seven kilometers, Soc Trang with 15 kilometers and Bac Lieu with 36 kilometers, starting from the intersection with the Can Tho-Ca Mau expressway and ending at the sea dike in Bac Lieu Province.
The project is expected to cost over VND22.7 trillion and be executed in the 2023-2030 period, the local media reported.
The expressway would have four lanes and allow a maximum speed of 100 kilometers per hour.
The Bac Lieu government also proposed assigning the three provinces to be in charge of the respective sections of the expressway.
When in place, the expressway will help complete the traffic infrastructure system in the Mekong Delta, enhance regional connectivity and boost socio-economic development in the three provinces and the region as a whole.
The expressway will help reduce traffic on National Highway 1 and ensure traffic safety in the region.