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Can Tho-Ca Mau expy lags behind schedule

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The southern provincial government of Hau Giang on October 4 reviewed the construction progress of the Can Tho-Ca Mau Expressway, which is part of the country’s North-South Expressway.

The project got bogged down as the measurement record preparation has yet to meet the requirements, along with sluggishness in technical infrastructure relocation and drawing 1:500 scale maps for resettlement areas in Vi Thuy District.

The construction project of the North-South Expressway in the 2021-2025 period is crucial and should be completed on schedule, said Nguyen Van Hoa, vice chairman of the People’s Committee of Hau Giang Province.

Hoa thus asked the Department of Natural Resources and Environment of Hau Giang Province to direct the Land Fund Development Center, the My Thuan Project Management Board and relevant authorities to speed up paperwork, compensation, resettlement and construction survey.

The Center for Land Fund Development is preparing compensation documents to submit to the department, said Le Quoc Viet, director of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment of Hau Giang.

The Can Tho-Ca Mau Expressway comprises two components: a 37.6-kilometer section between Can Tho Province and Hau Giang Province and a 73.2-kilometer section between Hau Giang Province and Ca Mau Province.

By the end of July, the province reported 2,009 households affected by the project. Of them, the Can Tho-Hau Giang section affected 1,302 households, while the other affected 707 households.

The Provincial Land Fund Development Center has recovered over 331 hectares, achieving 90% of the plan, paid over VND1 trillion in compensation and supported 1,876 households in resettlement.

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