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PM orders acceleration of transport projects

Update: March, 13/2020 - 09:00

 

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc delivers a speech at a meeting of the Government’s standing board in Hà Nội on Thursday. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất

HÀ NỘI — The acceleration of investment disbursement for transport infrastructure projects is extremely important as the economy has been heavily affected by the COVID-19 epidemic, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said at a meeting of the Government’s standing board in Hà Nội on Thursday.

He singled out the component projects for the North-South and Trung Lương-Mỹ Thuận-Cần Thơ expressways, stressing that obstacles to those projects must be quickly removed.

The PM agreed with the solution of changing the form of investment from public-private partnership (PPP) to public investment for several urgent projects as proposed by the Ministry of Transport.

He assigned the ministry to coordinate with other relevant ministries to draw up official reports about this issue for submission to authorised agencies, as well as ensure the implementation progress and quality.

PM Phúc urged the ministry to push the construction of Mỹ Thuận Bridge 2 connecting the Mekong Delta provinces of Tiền Giang and Vĩnh Long for early completion.

Regarding the Mỹ Thuận-Cần Thơ expressway, the PM said this is an important route linking with the Trung Lương-Mỹ Thuận expressway which is scheduled to be inaugurated in 2021.

Therefore, the State will provide the best assistance for the implementation of this project, he said. — VNS

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