New expressway construction to start in Mekong Delta next year

September, 20/2022 - 07:17
Construction of the Châu Đốc- Cần Thơ- Sóc Trăng Expressway section in An Giang Province will start on April 30 next year, the province has said.

 

A meeting being in An Giang Province on September 16 to discuss the proposed construction of the Châu Đốc- Cần Thơ- Sóc Trăng Expressway section in An Giang. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Sang

MEKONG DELTA — Construction of the Châu Đốc- Cần Thơ- Sóc Trăng Expressway section in An Giang Province will start on April 30 next year, the province has said.

It will start at National Highway No.91 in the province’s Châu Đốc city and end at Trần Đề Port in Sóc Trăng, passing also through Hậu Giang Province and Cần Thơ City, all in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta.

It will have a total length of 188.2km and four lanes in the first phase, and is budgeted to cost VNĐ44.7 trillion (US$1.9 billion) with the money coming from the Government.

It will require 1,205ha of land.

Preparations for the construction have begun. The major sections are expected to be built by 2025, and the entire expressway by 2027.

In An Giang, it will run 57km in Châu Đốc city and the districts of Châu Phú, Châu Thành and Thoại Sơn, respectively meeting provincial road Nos. 945, 941 and 943 in the three districts. It will require nearly 380ha of ​​land, affecting 1,990 households, and cost VNĐ13.8 trillion ($581.2 million).

Nguyễn Thanh Bình, chairman of the An Giang People’s Committee, said the expressway was the largest project in the province so far.

Land acquisition was expected to be finished by April to start construction on Reunification Day (April 30).

Lê Hồng Quang, secretary of the An Giang Province Party Committee, said it was a national project and key to promoting socio-economic development in the province and delta.

He urged related agencies to ensure the land would be available in time, identify an experienced and capable contractor, mitigate problems that arise, and strengthen appraisal and inspection of the construction. — VNS

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