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Transport Ministry submits pre-feasibility studies of two expressways to PM

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Ministry of Transport has submitted the pre-feasibility studies of the Bien Hoa-Vung Tau and Chau Doc-Can Tho-Soc Trang expressway projects to the Prime Minister for consideration before sending them to the National Assembly for approval.

The Bien Hoa-Vung Tau Expressway will be 53.7 kilometers long, connecting Bien Hoa City in Dong Nai Province with Ba Ria City in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province.

According to the Transport Ministry’s proposal, the expressway will have four to six lanes in the first phase and allow a maximum speed of 100 kilometers an hour.

The ministry estimated that the project will require an investment of some VND17.8 trillion, which will be sourced from the State budget.

If the project is entitled to special incentives regulated in the National Assembly’s Resolution No. 43, the Transport Ministry expects to complete site clearance and kick off the project in 2023. The project is scheduled for completion in 2025.

Meanwhile, the Chau Doc-Can Tho-Soc Trang Expressway will be 188.2 kilometers long, running from Chau Doc City in An Giang Province to Tran De Port in Soc Trang Province.

The expressway will be 17 meters wide and have four lanes, allowing a maximum speed of 80-100 kilometers an hour. The project will require an investment of more than VND45 trillion.

It is expected to kick off in 2023 for completion in 2026.

Besides these two projects, the Ministry of Transport is also compiling the pre-feasibility studies of the Khanh Hoa-Buon Ma Thuot Expressway and the An Huu-Cao Lanh Expressway projects.

The Khanh Hoa-Buon Ma Thuot Expressway will be 117.5 kilometers long and need VND22 trillion in investment. Its pre-feasibility study will be submitted to the Prime Minister for evaluation and presented to the National Assembly for approval at its sitting in May.

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