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Work on three expy projects in southern Vietnam to start next year

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Bien Hoa-Vung Tau expressway project will get off the ground in July 2023, while work on two others, Khanh Hoa-Buon Ma Thuot and Chau Doc-Can Tho-Soc Trang, will begin in November next year, according to the Ministry of Transport.

The ministry has written to the Government proposing starting work on the three expressway projects in the southern region in line with the National Assembly’s resolution, Phap Luat Online reported.

Some 12-16 months remain until the groundbreaking date, so it is necessary to simplify procedures to speed up work, said the ministry.

The provinces through which the expressways run will be responsible for their components.

These projects will be executed under the public investment format according to the country’s economic recovery and development program.

The investment plan on the Bien Hoa-Vung Tau expressway project must be approved by November 30, while the remaining two expressway projects must get approval for investment by April 15, 2023.

Site clearance for the Khanh Hoa-Buon Ma Thuot and Chau Doc-Can Tho-Soc Trang expressway projects must be completed by December 27 this year.

As planned, the 188-kilometer-long Chau Doc-Can Tho-Soc Trang expressway, which will pass through four localities in the Mekong Delta region, An Giang, Can Tho, Hau Giang, and Soc Trang, will be implemented in three years and one month.

Work on the 117-kilometer-long Khanh Hoa-Buon Ma Thuot expressway project, which will link the south-central province of Khanh Hoa with the Central Highlands province of Daklak, will go on for three years and one month.

Meanwhile, the Bien Hoa-Vung Tau expressway project, which will stretch 54 kilometers in length and link Dong Nai and Ba Ria-Vung Tau, will be executed in two years and five months.

When in place, the three expressways will enhance connectivity with economic hubs, seaports and airports, help facilitate goods transportation and fuel economic growth in the southern and Central Highlands regions, according to the ministry.

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