HCMC – The Ministry of Transport has sent the prime minister the prefeasibility study for a project to build two sections of Ho Chi Minh Road that run across the two Mekong Delta provinces of Kien Giang and Bac Lieu, with a total investment of over VND3.9 trillion.
The construction of the two sections, Rach Soi-Ben Nhat and Go Quao-Vinh Thuan, with a total length of 52 kilometers, with over 45 kilometers in Kien Giang and 6.6 kilometers in Bac Lieu, will contribute to completing the Ho Chi Minh road project in line with the National Assembly’s resolution.
Of the total capital sourced from the State budget, over VND2.7 trillion will be used for construction and equipment, site clearance and resettlement will cost VND522 billion, while the rest will be used for other costs.
The Rach Soi-Ben Nhat section will start in Chau Thanh District and end in Giong Rieng District in Kien Giang Province.
The Go Quao-Vinh Thuan section will start in Go Quao District in Kien Giang Province and end in Vinh Thuan Town in the province.
The two roads will have two lanes each, allowing a maximum speed of 80 kilometers per hour.
According to the nation’s road development plan for the 2021-2030 period, with a vision toward 2050, the two sections of Ho Chi Minh Road will have four lanes, the local media reported.
Due to the importance of the project, preparation steps for the construction will be executed this year, while work on the two sections will begin in 2023 and be completed in 2025, according to the ministry.