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VND1.7 trillion allocated for traffic connectivity in Can Tho

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Over VND1.7 trillion has been allocated to the Can Tho Department of Transport this year to boost  traffic infrastructure development and improve connectivity between the city and other provinces in the Mekong Delta region.

The city is planning to develop a series of important traffic projects such as expressways and beltways that are expected to promote the region’s economic development, it was announced at a meeting on traffic infrastructure between Transport Minister Nguyen Van The and the Can Tho department on July 26.

Until date, some VND221 billion has been disbursed for such important projects, said Nguyen Hoang Tung, deputy director of the municipal department.

The department proposed Minister The promptly ask the Vietnam Maritime Administration to implement Resolution 45 to start work on the Dinh An-Can Tho passage dredging project.

Besides, the city expects the project management boards under the ministry to create favorable conditions so that the city and other provinces assigned as the investors of the components of the Chau Doc-Can Tho-Soc Trang expressway can ensure the progress and quality of the project.

Minister The also ordered the Can Tho Department of Transport to map out detailed plans to develop beltways, and southward and westbound roads to connect National Highway 91 with the Cai Cui Port, the Tra Noc industrial park and the Can Tho airport.

As for underway expressways in Can Tho City and the Mekong Delta region, the minister urged Can Tho to quickly complete site clearance to ensure the progress of the projects, the local media reported.

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