HCMC – Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has announced a list of 10 provinces that have reported slow site clearance for the Eastern North-South Expressway project.
The deputy prime minister asked the Ministry of Transport and the governments of Ninh Binh, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Thua Thien-Hue, Danang, Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan, Khanh Hoa and Dong Nai to swiftly solve problems with the site clearance to ensure the progress of the project.
The Eastern North-South Expressway is a project of national importance. The 654-kilometer expressway, divided into 11 subprojects, runs through 13 provinces—Ninh Binh, Nam Dinh, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Thua Thien-Hue, Danang, Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan, Khanh Hoa, Dong Nai, Tien Giang and Vinh Long.
In compliance with the resolutions of the National Assembly and the Government, the Ministry of Transport and other ministries, governmental departments and local authorities have made great efforts to begin work on the expressway’s subprojects. However, their progress remains slow as site clearance has lagged behind schedule. The prime minister had earlier stated that site clearance for the entire project be completed in the second quarter of 2020.
The prime minister has signed Official Dispatch 1802/CD-TTg asking the related parties to accelerate site clearance procedures to ensure the progress of the project.