Construction of the Trung Lương - Mỹ Thuận Expressway in the south is expected to be completed by the end of this year. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Trí
HCM CITY — The Ministry of Transport plans to begin work on nine major infrastructure projects in the south this year to reduce traffic congestion and improve connectivity.
In the third quarter, it will begin work on two sub-projects in the eastern section of the North-South Expressway, between Nha Trang and Cam Lâm in Khánh Hòa Province and between Cam Lâm and Vĩnh Hảo in Khánh Hòa, Ninh Thuận and Bình Thuận.
Construction of the 8.7km Tân Vạn-Nhơn Trạch section in Đồng Nai Province, part of Ring Road No 3, will begin this quarter. It will run between Provincial Highway 25B and the HCM City-Long Thành-Dầu Giây Expressway.
Work on terminal T3 at Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport in HCM City and a bypass around Long Xuyên City on National Highway No 91 in the Cửu Long (Mekong) province of An Giang will begin in October.
Construction of a bypass around Cà Mau City on National Highway No 1A, the second phase of upgrades to the Hậu River in the Mekong Delta and the Chợ Gạo Canal in Tiền Giang Province and upgrade of a section of National Highway No 1A between Ngã Bảy Town in Hậu Giang Province and Châu Thành District in Sóc Trăng Province will begin in the final months of the year.
The ministry also wants to complete a number of ongoing major transport projects this year, such as two sections of the North-South Expressway between Cao Bồ and Mai Sơn in Ninh Bình Province and between Cam Lộ in Quảng Trị Province and La Sơn in Thừa Thiên Huế Province.
It has also called for the completion of the Trung Lương-Mỹ Thuận Expressway in the south, upgrades to runways at the Nội Bài International Airport in Hà Nội and Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport in HCM City, construction of the Mai Dịch-Nam Thăng Long Overpass in Hà Nội, and an upgrade to the north-south railway. — VNS