Construction on expressway component projects slated for September 30

Update: September, 26/2020 - 13:13


A section HCM City-Trung Lương Expressway running through the southern province of Long An’s Tân An District is a part of the 1,811-km North-South Expressway, connecting Hà Nội and the Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Hải

HÀ NỘI — Construction on three component projects of the North-South Expressway are scheduled to begin on September 30. 

The components projects, covering the sections of Mai Sơn-National Highway 45, Vĩnh Hào-Phan Thiết, and Phan Thiết-Dầu Giây, have been transformed from the public-private-partnership (PPP) form to the public investment model. 

The expressway is set to have a total length of 1,811km, connecting Hà Nội and the Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ.

The eastern North-South expressway project includes 11 sub-projects with a total length of 654km running through 13 cities and provinces. 

The 11 sub-projects are estimated to cost a total of VNĐ118 trillion (US$5.04 billion), including VNĐ55 trillion in State capital in three public investment projects, and counterpart funds for the other eight projects.

Once completed, it is expected to become a backbone connecting the entire country. — VNS

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