04.09.2020, 15:36

Closing the plan to build Bien Hoa – Vung Tau Expressway

The People’s Committees of the two provinces of Dong Nai and Ba Ria – Vung Tau have agreed not to invest in the entire Bien Hoa – Vung Tau expressway project, but will divide it into two component projects. Phase 1 of the project has a total investment of over 15,600 billion VND.

Closing the plan to build Bien Hoa – Vung Tau Expressway

More than 15,600 billion VND in Bien Hoa – Vung Tau expressway phase 1 (Artwork: Traffic newspaper)

At the end of August, the People’s Committees of the two provinces of Dong Nai and Ba Ria – Vung Tau had a meeting to close the plan to build Bien Hoa – Vung Tau Expressway, Dong Nai Newspaper reported.

According to the proposal of the Southern Transport Design Consulting Joint Stock Company – Tedi South, the project consultant unit, Bien Hoa – Vung Tau expressway will be divided into two component projects.

In which, phase 1 will invest 38 km of expressway from Bien Hoa to Phu My and 8.8 km of branch road to Cai Mep port.

The cross section of the road from Bien Hoa City to the Ho Chi Minh City – Long Thanh – Dau Giay expressway has 6 lanes, the next section is 8 lanes and the branch route to Phu My port is 6 lanes.

Total investment for the component 1 project (including 38 km of expressway and 8.8 km of road connecting to Cai Mep port) is more than 15,600 billion VND, of which the main road is about 13,800 billion VND and the road connecting is nearly 1,800 billion VND.

This plan was agreed by the leaders of the two provinces to suit the actual situation, if investing in the whole route requires a very large amount of capital and difficult to implement.

Specifically, according to calculations of the consultant, the total land clearance area for the project is nearly 514 hectares (Dong Nai is more than 273 hectares and Ba Ria – Vung Tau is more than 240 hectares).

The total amount expected to pay for the site clearance is nearly 7,500 billion VND (Dong Nai is more than 5,500 billion VND and Ba Ria – Vung Tau is 1,900 billion VND).

Chairman of Dong Nai People’s Committee Cao Tien Dung said, “This is a quite large amount, if the compensation in Dong Nai province by the province will be very difficult, especially in the context that the province is having to implement many investment projects”.

Also according to the leaders of Dong Nai People’s Committee, the two localities will petition the central government to support the project implementation.

Route map of Bien Hoa – Vung Tau expressway. (Source: Dong Nai Newspaper)

Bien Hoa – Vung Tau expressway project has the connection point with Vo Nguyen Giap road (Phuoc Tan ward, Bien Hoa city), 6.5 km from Vung Tau intersection and the end point is Vung Van intersection, Ba Ria city , Ba Ria Vung Tau Province.

The project goes through communes and wards: Phuoc Tan, Tam Phuoc (Bien Hoa city); An Phuoc, Long Duc, Loc An, Long An, Long Phuoc, Phuoc Thai (Long Thanh District); My Xuan, Phu My, Toc Tien, Chau Pha (Phu My town), Long Huong (Ba Ria city), ward 12 (Vung Tau city).

The total length of the expressway is nearly 78 km, of which the Bien Hoa – Phu My expressway section is 38 km long; the section of Phu My – the coastal road of Vung Tau city is 28 km long; the section from Vung Tau City’s coastal road to National Highway 51C is 2.8 km long and the section connecting Phu My – National Highway 51 (to Cai Mep – Thi Vai port) is 8.8 km long.

According to leaders of the two provinces, Bien Hoa – Vung Tau expressway is an important project that needs to be invested early to reduce the load on the currently overloaded Highway 51.

Source: vietnambiz.vn – Translated by fintel.vn