As one of the 28 localities along the coastline, Ba Ria-Vung Tau is home to around 305km of coastline, including large bays and rivers, and has the potential to become one of the key development areas in the southeast region and the centre of Vietnam's national maritime economy
With the belief that seamless infrastructure is vital for the development of its economy, the province is aiming to complete transportation routes connecting the province with the southeast region to promote integration with the entire country and internationally by the year 2030.
This is to ensure that Ba Ria-Vung Tau, a province with strong industry, seaport, tourism, and high-tech agriculture sectors, can become a regional gateway to the nation and the world.
The province has implemented several new policies that have mobilised resources for transport infrastructure development. Three major national-level projects were initiated in June, among them, the phase-1 construction of the Bien Hoa-Vung Tau Expressway.
The expressway spans 53.7km with a total investment approximating $800 million. Upon completion in 2025 and full synchronisation in 2026, the route will link to the Ho Chi Minh City - Long Thanh-Dau Giay Expressway, the Ben Luc Expressway (currently under development), and connect to Long Thanh Airport, and Cai Mep-Thi Vai deepwater port.
|The Bien Hoa-Vung Tau expressway will help alleviate the burden on the National Highway 51
That same month, phase 2 of the Phuoc An Bridge development, connecting to Cai Mep-Thi Vai international port, was initiated. The project will help shorten the route for goods to and from the southwestern region by nearly 30km.
|Ba Ria-Vung Tau continues to actively entice investors and promote the development of industrial zones, urban areas, and relevant services.
These two pivotal projects will form the backbone of the new southeastern inter-regional axis with Ba Ria-Vung Tau. They aim to reduce traffic congestion on National Highway 51, bring down transportation costs, and stimulate industrial zones in the surrounding areas.
Also in June, the coastal road from Vung Tau to Binh Thuan, Route 994, began construction. The route spans nearly 77km, will host 6–8 lanes, and is designed for speeds of 80km/h.
The route passes through coastal tourist and urban areas such as Long Hai, Phuoc Hai, Ho Trai, and Binh Chau, forming a dynamic axis for tourism development.
|Route 994 intersects with the Bien Hoa - Vung Tau Expressway
Nguyen Cong Vinh, vice chairman of the provincial People's Committee, said, "Upgrading the coastal road from Vung Tau to Binh Thuan will play a crucial role by connecting priority development areas in the province such as the Cai Mep – Thi Vai port cluster, Long Son Industrial Park, and Go Gang Airport, with important routes in the region."
Ba Ria-Vung Tau continues to actively entice investors and promote the development of industrial zones, urban areas, and relevant services.
|A segment of Belt Road 4
In addition, the province is pushing forward with its administrative reforms, mobilising additional resources to accelerate key projects such as Belt Road 4, Bien Hoa – Vung Tau railway, and new projects like the airports at Con Dao, Go Gang, and Dat Do.
The coastal and urban areas, as well as tourism attractions will form an integrated transport system, creating momentum to drive the province’s overall economy, particularly the development of the southeast region.
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