The Saigon Times Weekly



What: Bac Lieu proposes building


How: The government of Bac Lieu Province has written to the Ministry of Transport proposing developing a 58-kilometer-long expressway connecting the province with two other Mekong Delta provinces–

Hau Giang and Soc Trang. The Ha Tien-Rach Gia-Bac Lieu expressway will pass through Hau Giang with seven kilometers, Soc Trang with 15 kilometers and Bac Lieu with 36 kilometers, starting from the intersecti­on with the Can Tho-Ca Mau expressway and ending at the sea dike in Bac Lieu Province. The project is expected to cost over VND22.7 trillion and be executed in the 2023-2030 period. The expressway would have four lanes and allow a maximum speed of 100 kilometers per hour.

What: Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc join hands to develop expy

How: Binh Duong Province is teaming up with neighborin­g

Binh Phuoc Province to start the HCMC-Thu Dau Mot-Chon Thanh expressway project and some main routes linking the two provinces. The expressway project is seen as a key traffic project helping boost socio-economic developmen­t in the two provinces and the key southern economic zone. The road is set to start at the Go Dua intersecti­on in HCMC’s Thu Duc City, run across Phu Giao District in Binh Duong Province and end at the intersecti­on between the Becamex Binh Phuoc Industrial Zone and National Highway 14 in Binh Phuoc Province’s Chon Thanh Town. The first phase of the expressway will stretch 45.6 kilometers, from Khanh Van Bridge in the province to Binh Phuoc Province, with a total cost of VND17.3 trillion. The project will be implemente­d under the publicpriv­ate partnershi­p format and be completed in 2026.

What: Quang Tri wants land handover to expy done by end-June

How: The Quang Tri government has sent a dispatch asking the relevant agencies and grassroots authoritie­s to speed up the site clearance of the Van Ninh-Cam Lo expressway project and complete the land handover by June 30.

The sections of the expressway without resettleme­nt problems must have their cleared land handed over prior to March 10, said the provincial government. Vinh Linh, Gio Linh and Cam Lo districts, through which the expressway would pass, were told to encourage affected households to accept resettleme­nt to expedite site clearance. The competent agencies were urged to mobilize workers, complete all relevant procedures, select contractor­s and start work on resettleme­nt areas to ensure the land handover is on schedule. The Van Ninh-Cam Lo expressway has a total length of some 66 kilometers, with 32.5 kilometers passing through Vinh Linh, Gio Linh and Cam Lo districts. Work on the project started on January 1 this year. The project is expected to affect 477 households.

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