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Kien Giang breaks ground on 40-km seaside road

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang started work on a 40-km seaside road linking Hon Dat District and Kien Luong District at a total cost of some VND1.5 trillion yesterday, December 14.

The 12-meter-wide road will be completed after some 26 months of construction, allowing a maximum speed of 80 kilometers per hour, the local media reported.

According to the provincial Department of Transport, the road project will comprise 34 concrete bridges and lighting and drainage systems.

The Hon Dat-Kien Luong road section is part of the province’s 231-kilometer-long seaside road project connecting An Minh District with the Ha Tien International border gate. The Ha Tien-Hon Trem section has been completed, while three other sections, including Chau Thanh-Rach Gia, Rach Gia-Hon Dat and Hon Dat-Kien Luong, are underway.

The provincial government is conducting some procedures to borrow official development assistance loans to deploy the An Bien-An Minh section at a total cost of VND2 trillion until 2025 to complete the seaside road.

The coastal road plays a key role in linking Rach Gia City and Ha Tien City, easing traffic pressure on National Highway 80 and improving connectivity between the Mekong Delta region and the Southeast Asian countries, according to the provincial government.

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