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Dong Nai lacks fill materials for major construction projects

By N. Tan

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HCMC – Dong Nai needs 7.7 million cubic meters of fill materials, including soil and sand, for its two major projects, Bien Hoa-Vung Tau Expressway and the HCMC Beltway No. 3 section that passes through the province, according to the provincial Department of Transport.

On May 5, the Dong Nai Department of Transport coordinated with other relevant agencies to survey and estimate the total demand for fill materials for two major construction projects, Bien Hoa-Dong Nai Expressway and the section of HCMC Beltway No. 3 passing through Dong Nai Province.

The province will need 7.7 million cubic meters of fill materials, including 5.8 million cubic meters of soil and 1.9 million cubic meters of sand, for the above two projects.

Though sand is scarce, relevant agencies still manage to find supplies; however, soil for filling the site is limited.

Under the estimate, the Bien Hoa-Vung Tau Expressway requires around 5.3 million cubic meters of soil for the filling.

Dong Nai has a licensed quarry which could provide over nine million cubic meters of soil but the mine now has problems with land lease procedures and application for an investment policy.

The province also directed the relevant agencies to review hindrances and propose solutions to the provincial authorities so that they can seek the opinions of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to eliminate bottlenecks in the application process for mining fill materials.

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