PM inspects construction progress of Trung Luong - My Thuan Expressway

Friday, 2019-09-27 15:33:29
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PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (third from right) surveys the construction site of Trung Luong - My Thuan Expressway. (Photo: VGP)
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NDO – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc led a Government mission to examine the construction progress of Trung Luong - My Thuan Expressway in Tien Giang province on September 27.

According to the Trung Luong - My Thuan BOT JSC, the contractor has mobilised about VND 2.5 trillion for the project. To date, about 27% of the total construction work volume has been completed. Tien Giang has also completed site clearance and handed over the whole of the main ground for the construction.

In order to ensure the project’s progress under the direction from the PM, the Mekong Delta province has focused drastically on solving difficulties regarding ground clearance. It has advanced the local budget in 2019 to an amount of VND278.35 billion to pay compensation for households within the area of the project.

At the site, PM Phuc handed the PM’s document to Tien Giang leaders and businesses regarding the arrangement of over VND2.1 trillion from the State budget to implement the project.

The cabinet leader requested the contractors to accelerate the construction progress but also ensure the project quality. He also reiterated his requirement to connect the whole route by December 31 next year and then open the expressway to traffic by April 30, 2021.

The Trung Luong-My Thuan Expressway has a total length of 51.1 km, passing through Cai Lay town and Chau Thanh, Cai Lay, Cai Be and Tan Phuoc districts of Tien Giang province. It starts at Than Cuu Nghia intersection (the connecting point of Ho Chi Minh -Trung Luong highway) in Chau Thanh district and ends at the intersection with National Highway No. 30 in Cai Be district.

It is one of the nation’s key route connecting Ho Chi Minh City with the Mekong Delta region, which will help create a complete traffic network, reduce congestion and traffic accidents on National Highway No. 1, and contribute to the socio-economic development of the whole region with more than 20 million people.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc surveys Go Cong sea dyke erosion in Tan Thanh commune, Go Cong Dong district, Tien Giang province. (Photo: NDO/Anh Tuan)

Also on Friday morning, PM Phuc and his entourage inspected the erosion at Go Cong sea dyke in Tien Giang.

According to reports from the local authorities, from 1990, the total erosion area of the dyke has been measured at over 700 ha, with an annual erosion speed from 15-17m.

PM Phuc requested the concerned localities, ministries and agencies to implement urgent solutions to handle hard erosion, combining with soft-erosion control methods to prevent waves from causing coastal erosion.

On the occasion, the government top leader also visited and presented gifts to local residents affected by erosion.