City chairman examines progress on widening of highways

Le Hoang Quan, chairman of the People’s Committee in Ho Chi Minh City on December 1 met with representatives of the People’s Committee of Thu Duc District to check on the progress made on widening of the Hanoi Highway and Highway 1A within the City area.

Site clearance in Thu Duc District is currently impeding the widening of Hanoi Highway (Photo: SGGP)

Representatives from Thu Duc District said that they have completed the first phase of the project but are constrained due to site clearance and compensation problems in the section from Thu Duc intersection to the area adjacent to Binh Duong Province.

Some households have not agreed to the compensation package offered while others want early compensation. The district however lacks the funds.

Mr. Quan instructed Thu Duc District to focus on compensation and resettlement operations and asked the Department of Finance to provide the necessary funds by March 2013.

By Th. An – Translated by Hai Mien

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