HCMC – Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha has urged ministries to report on the current shortage of construction materials in expressway projects in the central and southwest regions.
According to the Ministry of Transport, 10 components of the North-South expressway from Ha Tinh to Khanh Hoa provinces in central Vietnam will need 17.1 million cubic meters of rock, nearly nine million cubic meters of sand and 45.3 million cubic meters of soil.
However, the current quarrying capacity of companies licensed to supply building materials is not enough to meet the huge demand. The above components lack some 7.5 million cubic meters of rock, three million cubic meters of sand and 1.9 million cubic meters of soil.
Likewise, the Can Tho-Hau Giang and Hau Giang-Ca Mau sections of the North-South expressway will require 18.5 million cubic meters of sand.
The ministry said there were enough construction materials in reserve, but the Government should streamline procedures for exploiting new mines to enhance the quarrying capacity.