|Work on the Châu Đốc - Cần Thơ - Sóc Trăng Expressway in the Mekong Delta willl start in mid-June. — Photo for illustration www.sggp.org.vn|
MEKONG DELTA — Construction on an expressway in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta between Châu Đốc City in An Giang Province and Sóc Trăng Province is set to start in mid-June.
The Châu Đốc - Cần Thơ - Sóc Trăng Expressway project has a total length of more than 188 kilometres, starting at National Highway No.91 in Châu Đốc City, passing through Cần Thơ City and Hậu Giang Province and ending at Trần Đề Port in Sóc Trăng Province.
With a total investment of VNĐ44.7 trillion (US$1.9 billion), the project is separated into four component projects carried out by four localities, An Giang, Hậu Giang and Sóc Trăng provinces and Cần Thơ City, where it passes through.
In the first phase, it will have four lanes and allow speeds of up to 100km per hour.
It is identified as a national project and key to facilitating socio-economic development in the Mekong Delta.
The localities are speeding up site clearance, compensation and resettlement for affected households.
Other planned expressways to be built in the Mekong Delta include Cần Thơ - Cà Mau and Hà Tiên - Rạch Giá - Bạc Liêu.
The delta has only 117km of expressways, including the 61.9km HCM City - Trung Lương Expressway operating since 2010, and the 55.1km Trung Lương - Mỹ Thuận Expressway, which opened to traffic in April 2022. — VNS