HCMC – Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has asked the Ministry of Transport and localities where the eastern North-South Expressway project in the 2021-2025 period will pass through to award no-bid contracts to companies involved in some packages of the project.
According to the Government Office’s statement on the deputy prime minister’s requirement, contractors will be appointed for consulting, infrastructure facility relocation, resettlement, site clearance and compensation packages.
Deputy PM Thanh requested the Ministry of Transport and localities to choose experienced and capable contractors in line with law and prevent losses and wastefulness.
The deputy prime minister asked the Ministry of Transport to urge localities to complete the related tasks, ensuring the progress of the project as required by the National Assembly (NA) and the Government.
Under the NA’s resolution, the 729-kilometer North-South Expressway project in the 2021-2025 period was divided into 12 subprojects, using the State budget.
The project needs nearly 5,500 hectares of land. Localities must clear the site for six-lane sections, except for those from Can Tho City to Ca Mau Province, with four lanes.
The cost of the project is estimated at nearly VND147 trillion. The project has been prepared since 2021, and expected to be completed in 2025 and put into operation in 2026.