HCMC – The Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap has said it will supply 7.4 million cubic meters of sand to expressway projects that are facing shortages of building materials.
Of the amount, 5.5 million cubic meters of sand will go to Cao Lanh-An Huu and My An-Cao Lanh expressways in the province. The remainder will be allocated to the Can Tho-Ca Mau section of the North-South expressway project.
The My An-Cao Lanh expressway project connects Dong Thap’s districts of Thap Muoi and Cao Lanh with a total length of roughly 26 kilometers. The four-lane road will allow a top speed of 80 kilometers per hour in the first phase.
Cao Lanh-An Huu expressway links Dong Thap with neighboring Tien Giang Province, with a length of around 27.4 kilometers in the first phase.
Dong Thap has proposed the prime minister assign other Mekong Delta provinces to supply sand to expressway projects.
Many cross-country expressway sections in the Mekong Delta have lagged behind schedule due to the undersupply of sand.