Cracks on the newly-built bypass running through Gia Lai Province's Chư Sê District. — Photo vov.vn
GIA LAI — The People’s Committee of Gia Lai has agreed with the Ministry of Transport’s proposal to dismantle a section of a bypass which suffered severe subsidence and undertake measures to repair it.
The bypass – worth VNĐ250 billion (US$10.8 million) – runs through Chư Sê District and connects to the Hồ Chí Minh Road. The bypass is in a state of serious disrepair with cracks and subsidence, even though it was completed four months ago.
The cracks on the bypass reportedly occurred after heavy downpours in the province’s Chư Sê District between August 23 and September 3.
The damaged section is 3.8km in length.
The crack reportedly widened after a month.
Earlier, the provincial People’s Committee reported the incident to the Government Office, the Ministry of Transport (MoT), the Ministry of Construction and relevant agencies.
The construction unit has set up a barrier around the broken road surface to avoid traffic accidents.
The MoT has said the weak foundation and groundwater were the main causes of the subsidence. It was not detected and solved before and during the project’s implementation, it said.
The ministry also asked authorised agencies to clarify the responsibilities of involved individuals and units.
The bypass is 10.8km long and still awaiting testing before being put into operation. — VNS