HCMC – The northern province of Quang Ninh is set to temporarily put the Van Don-Mong Cai Expressway project into service from August 1.
The construction of the 80-kilometer road project began in April 2019, with total capital of over VND11 trillion. The four-lane expressway allows vehicles to travel at a maximum speed of 120 kilometers per hour, the Vietnam News Agency reports.
It is divided into two subprojects, including the Van Don-Tien Yen and Tien Yen-Mong Cai sections.
The Van Don-Tien Yen section, which is over 16 kilometers long and backed by the State budget, has been completed.
Meanwhile, the Tien Yen-Mong Cai section is over 92% complete. This 63-kilometer section has been developed by Van Don Infrastructure Investment and Development Company under the build-operate-transfer format.
The contractors are speeding up work to get the project done by July 30.
Cao Tuong Huy, vice chairman of the provincial government, asked the investor and contractors to mobilize more workers, equipment, and materials to boost the construction progress, especially during the days with good weather conditions
The provincial Department of Transport and management board for traffic works construction and investment have been told to coordinate with the Tien Yen-Mong Cai section’s investor to complete procedures. They then have to report to the State Appraisal Council and the Ministry of Transport to seek their nod to put the project into use from next month, the official said.
Despite being opened to traffic in January this year, work on the Van Don-Mong Cai expressway project is lagging behind schedule due to multiple obstacles. The project was originally set to reach completion by April 30 this year.