Highway N2 was downgraded, posing dangers to vehicles. — Photo baogiaothong.vn
HÀ NỘI — Up to VNĐ2.7 trillion (US$118.2 million) should be allocated to upgrade different roads in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta.
Nguyễn Văn Thành, director of the Road Regional Bureau IV, proposed the figure at a conference on Monday in Hà Nội. The conference aimed at summarising the bureau’s work this year and setting plans for next year.
The upgrading work would be implemented until 2021, said Thành.
Thành said about 687km of roads along different highways in southern areas were downgraded, creating difficulties for vehicles, especially during the rainy season.
Some parts are on the Highway 1, 53, 60, N2, Nam Sông Hậu and the parts passing Đồng Tháp and Cà Mau provinces.
Thành noted that priority should be given to the Cà Mau-Năm Căn part because of serious damage.
This year, the Road Regional Bureau IV spent more than VNĐ985 billion ($42.4 million) on road maintenance. — VNS