The construction of three large infrastructure projects, namely the My Thuan 2 Bridge, the My Thuan-Can Tho expressway, and the Tuyen Quang-Phu Tho expressway, is expected to be completed late this year.
My Thuan 2 Bridge
The contractors are focusing on completing the bridge railings and surface, aiming to finish the project in late 2023 as required by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and the Ministry of Transport.
The last sections of the bridge were connected in late October.
The bridge, spanning the Tien River, carries a price tag of around VND5 trillion ($210.9 million).
My Thuan 2 Bridge and approach roads have a total length of 6.61km, starting from an intersection with Trung Luong-My Thuan Expressway and ending at an intersection with My Thuan-Can Tho Expressway.
The project is a part of the underway Eastern North-South expressway, which was started in December 2020 and is expected to be completed this year. The project, when in place, will help reduce the travel time between Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta localities.
The bridge alone is 1.9km long, with six lanes and a designed speed of 80km/hr.
My Thuan-Can Tho Expressway
The project has a length of 23km. The first phase combines four lanes, with a total investment cost of VND4.8 trillion ($202.5 million).
The project’s construction was started in January 2021, and to date, the workload is 80 per cent completed. The main investor is the My Thuan Management Board, which is operating under the Ministry of Transport.
The 23-km, six-lane project has will cost over VND4.8 trillion ($202.5 million).
My Thuan-Can Tho Expressway is expected to open by the year’s end, shortening travel time between the southern hubs of Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho from four to two hours.
Tuyen Quang-Phu Tho Expressway
Funded by both central and local budgets, the road stretches 40.2km, including 11km in Tuyen Quang and the rest in Phu Tho.
In its first phase, the expressway has four lanes, allowing vehicles to travel at a maximum speed of 80km/hr. It will be expanded in its second phase that will run up to 2025.
The project has an initial capital of VND3.2 trillion ($135.02). In late May, Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha approved an investment increase to VND3.75 trillion ($158.2 million) to create a breakthrough in economic development for the two northern provinces.
Once completed, it will connect with Noi Bai-Lao Cai Expressway, an important project that is expected to boost the development of the northeastern region.
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