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Over 200km of North-South expy opened to traffic on April 30

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Two components of the Eastern North-South Expressway project, with a total length of 200 kilometers, will be temporarily opened to traffic on April 30 in celebration of Vietnam’s Reunification Day.

The Ministry of Transport has written to Project Management Unit 7, Thang Long, and its subordinate units to speed up construction work and complete the necessary procedures to temporarily put Vinh Hao-Phan Thiet and Phan Thiet-Dau Giay expressways into operation.

The amount of work that needs to be done before April 30 is still quite large, including asphalt concrete paving, installing expansion joints for bridges on the main route and setting up road signal systems and road dividers.

The 100-kilometer-long Vinh Hao-Phan Thiet Expressway, running through Binh Thuan Province, has an estimated investment of over VND11,000 billion from the State budget.

Work on the project started in late September 2020 and was originally scheduled to be completed by the end of 2022. However, the deadline for the project has been extended to April 30, 2023.

Currently, all the bidding packages for the project are over 83% complete, of which work on the main route is over 94% complete.

The 99-kilometer-long Phan Thiet-Dau Giay Expressway project, passing through Binh Thuan and Dong Nai provinces, requires a total of over VND12,577 billion from the State budget.

Work on the project started on September 30, 2020, and was set to be completed at the end of 2022.

However, the Ministry of Transport extended the deadline until April 30, 2023, due to various reasons. Currently, the construction of the project is 91% complete.

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