HCMC – The My Thuan Project Management Board has been urged to complete paperwork to break ground on an expressway linking Can Tho and Ca Mau provinces in the Mekong Delta prior to March 31, 2023, said the Ministry of Transport.
The ministry added that the Government had issued Resolution No.18 on the construction of the expressway.
Till now, the ministry had approved two components of the expressway. The first component is a 37.6-kilometer section between Can Tho and Hau Giang Province and the other is a 73.2-kilometer section between Hau Giang and Ca Mau.
Recently, the provincial government of Hau Giang has proposed the Transport Ministry allocate over VND2.1 trillion to the province to build four resettlement areas and pay compensation for local households affected by the project.
Of the mount, VND246 billion will go to the construction of the four resettlement areas. Around VND1.86 trillion is slated for covering compensation costs and supporting affected households in resettlement.
The 110-kilometer Can Tho-Ca Mau Expressway, which is part the country’s North-South Expressway, in the first phase will have four lanes and cost over VND27.5 trillion in investment. The Ministry of Transport assigned the My Thuan Project Management Board to serve as the project’s investor.