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Mekong Delta works on two major traffic infrastructure projects

By N. Tan

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HCMC – The Mekong Delta will be carrying out two major traffic infrastructure projects this year, thus improving connectivity in the region.

Can Tho City will soon approve the feasibility study for a Chau Doc-Can Tho-Soc Trang expressway section that will pass through the city. Work on the section can begin at the end of June.

The Can Tho section, which will pass through Vinh Thanh, Co Do and Thoi Lan districts, will have a total length of over 37 kilometers and cost VND9,845 billion.

In the first phase, the expressway will have four lanes for vehicles with a maximum speed of 80kph. There will be 30 bridges, 43 sewers, 28 kilometers of collector roads, four intersections, one rest stop and two underpasses for local residents along the route.

Can Tho on February 7 worked with the relevant authorities on the implementation of the project.

Meanwhile, work on two remaining packages of the Rach Mieu 2 Bridge across the Tien River in the Mekong Delta will start in the first quarter this year.

Rach Mieu 2 Bridge will connect Tien Giang and Ben Tre provinces and have six components, of which XL04, XL05 and XL06 have been executed since August 2022. Work on the XL01 component will commence this February upon land handover.

The remaining two components, XL02 and XL03, are in the process of selecting contractors, and will commence construction in the first quarter of this year.

The 20.5-meter-wide Rach Mieu 2 Bridge will have four lanes for motor vehicles and two lanes for non-motorized vehicles.

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