HCMC – The Bai Vot-Ham Nghi and Ham Nghi-Vung Ang expressways, which are part of the big-ticket North-South expressway project, are estimated to cost over VND17 trillion, according to the Thang Long Project Management Board.
The project management board has sent the pre-feasibility study of the two subprojects to the Ministry of Transport for consideration and approval, Lao Dong newspaper reported.
The Bai Vot-Ham Nghi section will run across Duc Tho, Can Loc, and Thach Ha districts in the north-central province of Ha Tinh, with a total length of some 35.3 kilometers. This section will link to the Dien Chau-Bai Vot subproject in Duc Tho and the Ham Nghi-Vung Ang subproject in Ha Tinh City. Besides, it will require over VND7.6 trillion, including over VND5.3 trillion for road construction and over VND1.5 trillion for compensation and resettlement.
The 54.2-kilometer Ham Nghi-Vung Ang section will pass through Thach Ha, Cam Xuyen, and Ky Anh districts in Ha Tinh Province. It will connect with the Bai Vot-Ham Nghi section in Thach Ha and the Vung Ang-Bung section in Ky Anh, with an investment of over VND9.7 trillion, including VND6.9 trillion for road construction.
The two sections will be developed in phases and have four lanes each. Once completed, each will be expanded to six lanes, allowing vehicles to travel at a maximum speed of 120 kilometers per hour.
To ensure traffic safety, the two sections will have emergency lanes, with the Bai Vot-Ham Nghi having 15 emergency stops and the Ham Nghi-Vung Ang section having 23.