23.12.2021, 11:47

Work on eight major transport projects to commence in late December


An expressway in southern Vietnam (Photo: VNA)   

NDO - The Ministry of Transport has announced eight major transport projects that are set to commence construction in late December 2021 and early January 2022.

The first project is a 15.3-kilometre road connecting National Highway 91 and the Long Xuyen City Bypass, traversing Can Tho City and An Giang Province.
With total investment capital of 2,106 billion VND (91.4 million USD), funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the project is expected to ease congestion and improve connectivity in the Mekong Delta.

The second project involves 147 kilometres of roads to link the three northwestern provinces of Lai Chau, Lao Cai and Yen Bai with the Noi Bai-Lao Cai Expressway, aiming to boost regional socio-economic development.

The capital for the project totals 5,339 billion VND (231.5 million), financed by ADB loans, assistance from the Australian government, and Vietnamese counterpart funding.

The third project aims to upgrade 10 kilometres of the Cho Gao Canal in Tien Giang Province to improve local waterway transport, at a cost of 1,335 billion VND (57.9 million USD).

The fourth project will improve waterway transport on Hau River to facilitate the movement of large cargo ships, helping to stimulate economic development in the Mekong Delta region. The project costs 2,226 billion (96.6 million USD), funded by the state budget.

The fifth project seeks to renovate weak bridges and build new bridges on national highways throughout the country with a total investment of 1,498 billion VND (65 million USD), funded by the Republic of Korea’s Economic Development Cooperation Fund.

The sixth project is to build a bypass through Ca Mau City, with a total length of 14.3 kilometres, which is expected to ease congestion in the city centre, reduce road accidents and improve regional connectivity. The project costs 1,725 billion VND (74.9 million USD), financed by the state budget.

The seventh project will upgrade an 18.6-kilometre section of National Highway 1 from Nga Bay City in Hau Giang Province to Chau Thanh District in Soc Trang Province at a total cost of 1,681 billion VND (72.9 million), from the state budget.

The eighth project involves the construction of bridges and renovation of local roads throughout more than 50 provinces, expected to help reduce poverty, build new rural areas, and enhance connectivity for remote villages.

The total investment for the project is 9,203 billion VND (399.1 million USD), financed by the World Bank and Vietnamese counterpart funding.