HCMC – The construction of the Cao Lanh City bypass project in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap resumed on July 27, after being suspended for over 10 years.
The VND900 billion road, 14.5 kilometers long and 11 meters wide, will allow vehicles to travel at a maximum speed of 80 kilometers per hour.
In 2011, the project’s investor had completed site clearance and part of the roadbed. The project was then suspended following the Government’s Resolution No.11 to control inflation and ensure social security. The project encountered financial woes later.
The bypass is part of an expansion project of the National Highway 30 section which runs from Cao Lanh to Hong Ngu. The expansion project got off the ground in 2010, with total investment exceeding VND2.5 trillion, and was implemented in three phases. Two phases have been completed, while the bypass project is slated for completion in 2024.
The entire project, once completed, is expected to help boost the provincial socioeconomic growth, especially border trading activities via the Thuong Phuoc and Dinh Ba border gates which link the southern province with Cambodia’s Pray Veng.