Deputy PM calls for completion of Trung Luong–My Thuan expressway project by 2019

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Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has called for joint efforts from relevant ministries, sectors and local authorities to mobilise all available resources to speed up the progress of the Trung Luong–My Thuan expressway project and finish it by 2019, one year ahead of schedule.

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has called for joint efforts from relevant ministries, sectors and local authorities to mobilise all available resources to speed up the progress of the Trung Luong–My Thuan expressway project and finish it by 2019, one year ahead of schedule.

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung examines a section of the Trung Luong–My Thuan expressway.

The Government leader made the call at a working session with Ministry of Transport (MOT), the State Bank of Vietnam, the Government Office and local authorities from Tien Giang, Vinh Long and Can Tho Provinces, as well as representatives of relevant agencies in Tien Giang Province on March 10.

He noted that he highly appreciated the full participation of relevant ministries, sectors, agencies and localities in implementing the project, particularly in site clearance and stabilising the livelihoods of households affected by the project.

He stressed that Party and State have paid special attention to improving traffic infrastructure in Mekong River Delta region in order to unlock the region’s economic potential while ensuring the social welfare of residents.

The Deputy PM tasked the MOT, investors, contractors and relevant agencies with ensuring that certain criteria be met during the construction of the project, including in terms of progress, safety, quality and efficiency.

Running through the town of Cai Lay and the districts of Chau Thanh, Cai Lay, Cai Be and Tan Phuoc in Tien Giang Province, the Trung Luong–My Thuan expressway will have a total length of 51.1 kilometres plus 4.5 kilometres of approach roads.

Started in 2015, the expressway is designed as a part of a “backbone” traffic route of the Mekong River Delta region, contributing to reducing traffic jams and traffic accidents while facilitating the socio-economic development of the region. The project’s cost is estimated at VND14.6 trillion ($648.8 million).

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