|Some households have not handed over land to local authorities of Thái Nguyên Province for the construction of the Hồ Chí Minh National Expressway. - VNA/VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Transport has urged the People’s Committee of northern Thái Nguyên Province to accelerate land clearance work for the section of the Hồ Chí Minh National Expressway running through the province.
The first phase of the section running though Mới Market – Trung Sơn crossroads was inaugurated in 2016 and so far 98 per cent of the construction work has been completed.
The land clearance has been delayed for a number of reasons, including the fact that residents have not agreed on suitable compensation. Others have not moved out after receiving compensation. Electricity in Phượng Tiến Commune has also not been cut off.
According to the ministry, delayed land clearance work means the construction of the expressway may miss its deadline and impact the investment efficiency of the project.
One project investor said that the section would not be completed this year as scheduled if the land clearance work is not finished in the next ten days.
The Hồ Chí Minh Expressway running though Mới Market – Trung Sơn crossroads covers 17km with total investment of VNĐ926 billion (US$39.4 million). — VNS