HANOI – The Government is determined to complete 3,000 kilometers of expressways by 2025 and 5,000 kilometers by 2030, Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh told a session of the National Assembly on June 9.
In the 2021-2025 period, the Government will focus on developing the first and second phases of the Eastern North-South expressway project, with phase one from 2017 to 2020 and phase two from 2021 to 2025, which will have a length of 654 and 729 kilometers, respectively.
The first phase of the expressway project is set to be completed in 2023, while the second will be completed in 2025. As such, the entire North-South expressway project, with a total length of over 2,000 kilometers stretching from Lang Son to Ca Mau, will be opened to traffic in 2025.
Besides, five other expressways with a total length of 549 kilometers are being executed, while 1,290 kilometers of expressways have been completed. As a result, the country will have a total of over 3,220 kilometers of expressways, including underway and complete projects, in 2025.
“The remaining three expressway projects—Chau Doc-Can Tho-Soc Trang, Bien Hoa-Vung Tau and Khanh Hoa-Buon Ma Thuot—will get off the ground in June 2023 if the National Assembly passes the plan at this session. These projects will be put into operation in 2026,” said Deputy Prime Minister Thanh.
The Beltway No. 3 in southern Vietnam and the Beltway No. 4 project in the Hanoi City region will start work in 2023 and be completed in 2026.
By 2030, the country will put 5,000 kilometers of expressways into service.