HCMC – The Ministry of Transport has told the My Thuan Project Management Board to speed up work on the My Thuan-Can Tho expressway project so that the road can be put into operation before the end of April next year.
The ministry asked the board to urge contractors and workers to complete all bridge projects on the expressway this month, the local media reported.
As for the surface of the road, the soft ground must be handled by late 2022, while work on the macadam foundation and asphalt concrete surface must be completed before April 30 next year, according to the ministry.
The three installation and construction packages of the project are only 48.5% complete and slightly behind schedule. The ministry blamed the contractors for the delay due to their illogical construction operations.
As the project is facing obstacles over site clearance, the ministry asked the management board to work with the local authorities and relevant units to hand over the cleared site this month.
The 23-kilometer-long My Thuan-Can Tho expressway project, which got off the ground in early 2021, will run through the two Mekong Delta provinces of Dong Thap and Vinh Long.
The expressway requires an investment of over VND4.8 trillion and will have six lanes and allow a maximum speed of 100 kilometers per hour.
Once in place, the expressway will help shorten the distance between HCMC and Can Tho City, ease the traffic load on National Highway 1A and boost the socio-economic growth of the Mekong Delta region.