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Quang Ngai needs VND4.2t for site clearance of N-S expy section

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Quang Ngai Province government is seeking the Ministry of Transport’s nod to get funding of VND4.197 trillion for site clearance compensation and resettlement in the Quang Ngai-Hoai Nhon Expressway subproject, part of the North-South Expressway project.

Dang Van Minh, chairman of the provincial government, has signed a dispatch sent to the ministry’s Project Management Unit No.2 to request the capital allocation.

The provincial government worked out the funding needed for 2022 to around VND1.4 trillion. Of this, VND800 billion will be used to compensate for affected households, while some VND600 billion will serve the development of resettlement buildings and the relocation of public works.

According to the Project Management Unit No.2, the 88-kilometer Quang Ngai-Hoai Nhon Expressway subproject will start from Quang Ngai’s Tu Nghia District and end at Hoai Nhon Town in neighboring Binh Dinh Province. The section passing through Quang Ngai is 60.3 kilometers long. In addition, about 1,029 households will be impacted by the subproject and need to relocate to other places.

The provincial government planned to build 23 resettlement areas covering over 120 hectares for households affected by the subproject.

The Quang Ngai-Hoai Nhon Expressway subproject will cost VND20.5 trillion in investment. It is expected to get off the ground in the fourth quarter of this year and be put into service in 2026.

According to traffic experts, this route will attract a large traffic volume in the region and will link with many major tourist areas in Quang Ngai and Binh Dinh such as Sa Huynh Beach and Quy Nhon Port.

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