Gov’t strives to put Eastern North-South Expressway into operation in 2022
09:30 | 03/08/2020

VGP – Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung urged the Ministry of Transport to accelerate progress of the Eastern North-South Expressway so that it could be completed by 2021 and put into operation in 2022.

The project involves the development of 654 kilometers of expressway passing through 13 cities and provinces, with total investment capital of approximately VND119 trillion (nearly US$5 billion).

It was devided into 11 sub-projects: Cao Bo (Nam Dinh) - Bai Vot (Ha Tinh province); Cam Lo (Quang Tri) - La Son (Hue); Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa) - Dau Giay (Dong Nai); My Thuan 2 bridge (Tien Giang and Vinh Long); Cao Bo (Nam Dinh) - Mai Son (Ninh Binh), Cam Lo (Quang Tri) - La Son (Thua Thien - Hue), and My Thuan 2 bridge (Tien Giang to Vinh Long).

Construction of first 98-km section running from Cam Lo to La Son commenced on September 16, 2019.

Viet Nam has built nearly 1,000 kilometers of expressway and the figure is expected to increase by 900 kilometers by 2021. The Government planned to develop an addition of 2,000 kilometers between 2021 and 2025./.

By Huong Giang

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