|The transport project has approved construction of 12 sub-projects of the North-South Expressway with a total investment of VNĐ147 trillion (US$6.27 billion). — VNA/VNS Photo for illustration
HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Transport (MoT) has approved 12 sub-projects of a mega project to build the eastern section of the North-South Expressway in the 2021-25 period.
These sub-projects will cover a total length of 723.7km, including sections of Hà Tĩnh – Quảng Trị (260.9km), Quảng Ngãi – Nha Trang (352.06km), and Cần Thơ – Cà Mau (110.9km).
Their total investment is estimated at about VNĐ147 trillion (US$6.27 billion).
According to the Ministry of Transport, the approval of the sub-projects is a key milestone that concludes the project preparation and leads to the implementation phase.
Earlier on January 11, the National Assembly approved the investment plan for the Eastern North-South Expressway project in the 2021-25 period, paving the way for the Government to start the preparatory process.
Localities are working to speed up site clearance, striving to hand over 70 per cent of the cleared sites to contractors before November 20 so that construction can kick off before year-end.
The country currently has 1,163km of expressways. Some 916km are expected to be completed by 2023, bringing the total length to 2,079km, according to the ministry. That figure should grow to 3,000km and 5,000km in 2025 and 2030, respectively, it said. — VNS