Trung Luong-My Thuan-Can Tho expressway to open to traffic in 2019

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has prompted the Ministry of Transport, investor of Trung Luong-My Thuan-Can Tho expressway, to speed up necessary procedures to start work on My Thuan-Can Tho stretch and open the entire route to traffic in 2019.

HCMC-Trung Luong expressway. Trung Luong-My Thuan-Can Tho expressway will connect the final point of HCMC-Trung Luong expressway in Chau Thanh district with Highway 30 in Cai Be district, Tien Giang province (Photo: SGGP)

According to an announcement from the Government Office, Deputy PM Dung required the ministry to quickly build and approve a feasibility study report of My Thuan-Can Tho stretch in March.

He urged the ministry to choose experienced qualified contractors to build the project, propose measures and report them to the Prime Minister for approval to solve difficulties during the construction process.

The ministry should open My Thuan-Can Tho stretch synchronously with Trung Luong-My Thuan stretch in 2019.

Mr. Dung requested localities where the project runs through to closely work with the Ministry of Transport and investors in site clearance, compensation and resettlement.

Authorized agencies, investors and consultancy units should raise responsibilities to implement the project, coordinate with local authorities to step up progress, not pollute the environment and ensure quality, labor safety as well as rights and duties of the State, investors and citizens.

Trung Luong-My Thuan stretch has started construction since 2015 and been scheduled to complete in 2019.

Trung Luong-My Thuan-Can Tho expressway stretches over 51 kilometers to connect the final point of HCMC-Trung Luong expressway in Chau Thanh district with an intersection in Highway 30, Cai Be district, Tien Giang province.

The project having been built under BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) form with the total cost of VND14,700 billion (US$646.3 million).

The expressway is 14 meter in width comprising four lanes, four intersections and flyovers. Its building affects 2,300 households in 26 communes and wards from five districts and towns in Tien Giang.

My Thuan-Can Tho stretch has the total length of nearly 24 kilometers connecting the final point of Trung Luong-My Thuan stretch with Can Tho city.
 

By Ham Luong, Kien Van – Translated by Hai Mien

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