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Sand shortage affects Can Tho-Ca Mau expressway project

By Nguyen Tan

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HCMC – The Can Tho-Ca Mau expressway project is facing a setback induced by a shortage of sand for filling the roadbed.

Contractors are currently limited to working on public service roads, bridges, concrete structures, and a few supporting works of the project.

Despite the mobilization of hundreds of pieces of equipment and personnel by contractors over the course of 11 months since the project’s commencement, the output achieved represents only 15% of the contract’s total value, significantly behind schedule.

To address the sand shortage issue, the Government has entrusted three Mekong Delta provinces – An Giang, Vinh Long, and Dong Thap – with the task of supplying sand for the expressway project.

According to the Ministry of Transport, a substantial quantity of 18.5 million cubic meters of sand must be delivered for the Can Tho-Ca Mau Expressway before June 30, 2024 to ensure project’s completion by late 2025 as originally planned.

The Can Tho-Ca Mau Expressway project comprises two components: Can Tho-Hau Giang and Hau Giang-Ca Mau. The total investment required for these sections amounts to VND27,552 billion.

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