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PM approves compensation framework for major bridge construction

Update: September, 25/2018 - 18:00
A computer-generated image of the Mỹ Thuận 2 Bridge in HCM City. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has given his approval for compensation to be paid to residents being relocated for the construction of the Mỹ Thuận 2 Bridge in the Mekong Delta.

He assigned the Ministry of Transport and People’s Committees of the two southern provinces of Tiền Giang and Vĩnh Long to implement the framework.

The VNĐ5.13 billion (US$219,000) bridge will be constructed under the public-private investment mechanism.

It is part of the Government’s plan to build the eastern section of the North-South Expressway.

Mỹ Thuận Bridge 2 will be located 350m from Mỹ Thuận Bridge, with the total length of 6.6km.

The Ministry of Construction said its technical design will be completed within the third and fourth quarters of this year.

Construction officially starts in the third quarter of 2019 and take about 42 months. — VNS

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