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Gov’t pushes for expressway connection between Vietnam, Cambodia

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Ministry of Transport has proposed a study on connecting the HCMC-Moc Bai Expressway in Vietnam with the Phnom Penh-Bavet Expressway in Cambodia.

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha previously instructed the Ministry of Transport to lead an inter-ministerial working group to expedite procedures for this expressway connection.

Currently, Vietnam and Cambodia facilitate transportation and trade at the Moc Bai and Ba Vet border gates via National Highway 22 in Vietnam and National Highway 1 in Cambodia.

To further support trading, Tay Ninh Province, which borders Cambodia, is planning the construction of the Moc Bai Border Economic Zone. Authorities have emphasized the need to study the connection of the expressway through Ben Cau town to the Cay Me checkpoint, linking with the Phnom Penh-Bavet expressway in the short term.

According to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Vietnam and Cambodia, the Phnom Penh-Bavet Expressway, near the Vietnam-Cambodia border, is planned adjacent to border marker number 164 in Thiok village, Prey Phdao village, Chrok Mtes commune, Bavet city.

However, the proposed connection point and future development plans for a new border facility depend on further agreement between the two governments.

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