HCMC – Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province has written to the Ministry of Transport proposing the ministry continue acting as an executing agency of the Bien Hoa-Vung Tau expressway project under the public-private-partnership (PPP) format.
The Bien Hoa-Vung Tau expressway project has a length of some 54 kilometers, with 20 kilometers of it in Ba Ria-Vung Tau and the rest in Dong Nai Province, the local media reported.
Earlier, the prime minister had authorized the ministry to develop the expressway project. In addition, the National Assembly and the Government allocated the capital from the medium-term public investment plan for the 2021-2025 period to the ministry to implement the project.
The ministry also assigned the Project Management Board 85 to make pre-feasibility study for the first phase of the Bien Hoa-Vung Tau expressway project.
This is the first expressway project to be implemented in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, according to the provincial government.
The implementation of the project demands great technical skills, technology, designs, traffic arrangement and experience, so the Ministry of Transport, which has been in charge of several expressway projects nationwide, is well-qualified and experienced in implementing this project, said the provincial government.
The Ba Ria-Vung Tau government committed to asking local authorities and relevant agencies to speed up site clearance and compensation processes to start work on the expressway project soon.
Earlier on September 27, the Ministry of Transport sent a dispatch to the governments of Ba Ria-Vung Tau and Dong Nai seeking a consensus on the implementation of the project to propose the prime minister appoint one of them as an executing agency of the project.