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Ca Mau seeks Gov’t support to deal with sand shortage

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The authorities of Ca Mau Province have reached out to the central Government for assistance regarding a sand undersupply that is impacting the construction of the Can Tho-Ca Mau Expressway which runs through the Mekong Delta province.

The total sand requirement for building the expressway’s roadbed, including the Hau Giang-Ca Mau section, is 18.5 million cubic meters. However, to date, the contractors have secured only 3.5 million cubic meters.

This shortage is exacerbated by an inadequate supply of river sand, delays in completing procedural requirements for exploitation, and the inability of operating sand mines to meet project timelines due to regulatory restrictions.

According to local officials, these challenges are causing substantial delays, with the project expected to be six months behind schedule by the end of 2025.

Currently, the Hau Giang-Ca Mau section of the expressway is just 25.9% complete, mainly focusing on bridges. Progress on the main route has been particularly hampered by the lack of sand.

The Hau Giang-Ca Mau section spans over 73 kilometers and requires an investment of more than VND17,152 billion.

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