|An expressway linking Châu Đốc city in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang to Cần Thơ City and Sóc Trăng Province is expected to open by 2026. –VNA/VNS Photo |Viet Nam News
HCM CITY– Construction on an expressway linking Châu Đốc city in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang to Cần Thơ City and Sóc Trăng Province is expected to start in 2024 and will open to traffic in 2026, according to the Cửu Long Corporation for Investment, Development and Project Management of Infrastructure.
In 2024, contractors for the project will be selected, and in the project’s first phase, the nearly 200-kilometre four-lane expressway will be built. Each lane will be 3.5 metres wide.
The total investment capital for this phase is estimated at VNĐ29.6 trillion (US$1.3 billion).
The project, which is under a public-private partnership, has 50 per cent of capital allocated from the Government and the rest from official development assistance and other sources.
It is one of planned expressways in the Mekong Delta region. The others include Hà Tiên-Rạch Giá (in Kiên Giang)- Bạc Liêu Province, Cần Thơ-Cà Mau Province, and the Eastern and Western North-South Expressway. –VNS