HCMC – The first phase of the Chau Doc-Can Tho-Soc Trang expressway project in the Mekong Delta will need VND44.306 trillion in investment, according to a pre-feasibility study of the project that the My Thuan Project Management Board recently sent to the Transport Ministry for appraisal.
With its total length of 188.2 kilometers and width of 17 meters, the route will pass through four localities in the delta, including An Giang, Can Tho, Hau Giang, and Soc Trang. It will start at the National Highway 91 section in Chau Doc City of An Giang Province and end at the Tran De Port in Soc Trang Province, reported Tuoi Tre newspaper.
Under the project’s zoning plan, the route will have six lanes in total and will be built before 2030.
However, according to consulting units, developing the route with six lanes and a maximum speed of 100 kilometers per hour will cost more than VND83 trillion.
Therefore, to build the route in line with the investor’s ability to balance investment and the volume of vehicles using the route in the beginning, the Management Board proposed building the route with four lanes and a maximum speed of 80 kilometers in the first phase.
The Board also proposed tapping the State budget and other sources to implement the project under the public investment model. Further, the project was suggested to get off the ground in 2023 for completion in 2025.