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Cần Thơ speeds up work on massive urban project

Update: April, 02/2020 - 15:59


Quang Trung Bridge, one of a key project of Project No.3. Cần Thơ City authorities have directed related units to speed up work on project No.3.  — VNA/VNS Photo

CẦN THƠ CITY — The southern city of Cần Thơ is determined to accelerate work on the urban development and resilience project (project No.3).

The total investment is VNĐ7.8 trillion (US$332 million) including VNĐ5.6 trillion (US$238 million) from official development assistance (ODA), VNĐ227 billion ($9.6 million) from the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and VNĐ1.9 trillion ($80.9 million) from reciprocal capital.

Project No.3 includes three components, flood control and environmental sanitation, urban corridor development and urban climate change adaptation management

These components play an important role, contributing to urban beautification, protecting the city from natural disasters and connecting it with new urban areas and fostering social-economic development.

Since the project involves large investment and is of great significance to the city’s development, the administration has directed related units and contractors to work cohesively to ensure quality.  

According to the city’s ODA Project management board, the project has 46 bidding packages including 27 construction packages that are included in component nos.1 and 2. Work has begun on 12 of them.

The construction package includes building the Quang Trung Bridge between Ninh Kiều and Cái Răng districts and Cách Mạng Tháng 8 and Trần Hoàng Na streets.

These are expected to be completed by the end of this year, but the city has strengthened oversight and directed related units to speed up work on those three.

Deputy chairman of city People’s Committee, Đào Anh Dũng, has also directed them to ease difficulties related to site clearance and compensation payment. — VNS




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