A series of contractors of Cam Lo-La Son highway, a component project of the North-South Expressway, have violated committments on construction progress.
|Contractors of Cam Lo-La Son highway have missed numerous deadlines, putting the overall schedule in jeopardy |
The Ministry of Transport (MoT) submitted a document to Ho Chi Minh Road Project Management Board to ask the board to carefully monitor the progress and quality of work provided by the contractors of Cam Lo-La Son section.
The MoT has also asked the management board to look for contractors to replace Hoang Nguyen Construction Co., Ltd. – the developer of the XL03 construction package. Hoang Nguyen missed its committed timeline for the third time.
Regarding contractors committing violations for the second time, the MoT asked the management board to issue a third warning to The 36 Corporation JSC, Material Equipment and Civil Engineering Construction JSC No.624 and request the contractors to deal with their violations.
At contractors, who violates the construction progress for the first time, they will be warned for the second time.
Besides, the MoT ordered these contractors to complete the delayed work before June 5 or shoulder the penalties laid out in their project contracts.
The construction of Cam Lo-La Son was kicked off in September 2020.
This section has a total investment capital of over VND7.6 trillion ($330.43 million) sourced from government bonds. The section was designed with two lanes of 12m width to run for 98km, allowing maximum travel speed of 80kmph. In the next phase from 2030-2040, the section will be expanded to 4-6 lanes.
The Cam Lo-La Son section is the first of the 11 subprojects of the Eastern part of the North-South Expressway to be constructed in 2019.
The section was scheduled for completion in 2021 to connect to La Son-Tuy Loan Expressway to form Cam Lo-La Son-Tuy Loan Expressway, diverting pressure from National Highway 1A on which traffic slows down around the Hai Van and other mountain passes while contributing to national security and fueling the development of the whole central region. However, these delays put it at risk of missing this deadline.