|A perspective of the Dầu Giây-Phan Thiết Expressway. Construction of the project is expected to start in 2017. — Photo baodautu.vn|
ĐỒNG NAI – The progress of the Dầu Giây-Phan Thiết Expressway and plans to acquire the lands required for it were discussed at a meeting on Tuesday between the project’s management agency and officials from provinces through which the expressway will run.
The 100km expressway will run through the districts of Thống Nhất, Cẩm Mỹ, Long Khánh, and Xuân Lộc in Đồng Nai Province and Hàm Tân and Hàm Thuận Nam in Bình Thuận.
It will cost over VNĐ17.7 trillion (nearly US$800 million), with funding provided by the International Development Association and the World Bank’s International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Its first section is 36km long from Dầu Giây to Xuân Lộc District, and its construction will begin in the first quarter of next year.
The 62km second section will run from Xuân Lộc to Phan Thiết, and construction will start in 2018.
Plans for site clearance and compensation payment have been approved, the Project Management Unit No 1 said.
But there differences in the land areas to be taken over by authorities and the areas approved by the Đồng Nai People’s Committee, the Management Unit No 1 said.
Speaking at the meeting, deputy chairman of Đồng Nai People’s Committee, Trần Văn Vĩnh, urged the unit to closely co-ordinate with provincial authorities.
He also urged the Đồng Nai Department of Natural Resources and Environment to get plans for land use quickly from district authorities to ensure that the lands could be handed over in time. —VNS