Adding 8 expressways to the list of national key projects

Adding 8 expressways to the list of national key projects

The Prime Minister added 8 highways to the list of national key projects in the transportation sector, increasing this list to 19 projects, on October 10.

Additional routes include: Tuyen Quang – Ha Giang, Hoa Lien – Tuy Loan, Dau Giay – Tan Phu, Tan Phu – Bao Loc, Bao Loc – Lien Khuong, Ho Chi Minh City – Chon Thanh, My An – Cao Lanh, Cao Lanh – An Huu. These are all expressway projects that are being implemented or have proposed investment policies in the form of public-private partnership (PPP) or public investment.

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha was assigned to be the Standing Deputy Committee of the State Steering Committee for key national transport projects. The Chairman of Da Nang City, Ha Giang Province, Lam Dong, and Dong Thap was added as a member of the Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is responsible for inspecting and urging project investors, consulting organizations, and contractors to perform tasks to ensure project progress and quality.

Important national projects, key transportation sectors, have large investment capital, affect the environment, have large clearance areas, and require special mechanisms.

Ho Chi Minh City - Chon Thanh Expressway is expected to connect Ho Chi Minh City Ring Road 2 at the Go Dua intersection.

Tuyen Quang – Ha Giang Expressway is nearly 105 km long, of which 77 km is in Tuyen Quang and 27.5 km is in Ha Giang, with a total investment of 10,000 billion VND, two lanes. In the coming years, the highway will be upgraded to four lanes and extended to Thanh Thuy international border gate (Ha Giang) with a total length of 165 km. Design speed is 80-100 km.

Tuyen Quang province has invested in building Tuyen Quang – Phu Tho expressway, connecting with Noi Bai – Lao Cai expressway. The investment in the Tuyen Quang – Ha Giang section will complete the expressway from Hanoi to Ha Giang with a length of more than 200 km.

The three projects Dau Giay – Tan Phu, Tan Phu – Bao Loc, Bao Loc – Lien Khuong are located in the overall Dau Giay – Lien Khuong expressway, more than 200 km long, to connect Ho Chi Minh City to the Central Highlands provinces. The route will connect the current Ho Chi Minh City – Long Thanh – Dau Giay expressway, reducing load and ensuring traffic safety on National Highway 20. The route will also contribute to promoting socio-economic development of Dong province. Deer as well as the Southeast region.

The Dau Giay – Tan Phu section has been approved for investment policy according to the PPP method, with a total investment of 8,365 billion VND. The remaining two component projects, Tan Phu – Bao Loc and Bao Loc – Lien Khuong, have also been proposed by Lam Dong province to invest with a total capital of 19,500 and 12,500 billion VND, respectively.

Ho Chi Minh City – Chon Thanh Expressway (Binh Phuoc) is 68.7 km long, with a design speed of 80-100 km/h, including 6 lanes and 4 urban lanes on both sides with a roadbed width of 60-64 m. The project is proposed to be invested in the PPP method with a preliminary total investment of 24,275 billion VND.

My An – Cao Lanh Expressway is 26 km long, with a total expected investment of 5,000 billion VND. Cao Lanh – An Huu Expressway is 27 km long, passing through Dong Thap and Tien Giang, with a total cost of more than 5,880 billion VND. The construction of these two expressways will shorten the time from Dong Thap to Ho Chi Minh City to 2 hours instead of the current 4 hours.

After the addition, the list of key works and projects in the transportation industry includes 19 projects, including 12 highways, two ring roads (Hanoi ring 4, Ho Chi Minh City ring 3), Ho Chi Minh Road, two urban railway lines in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, two aviation projects (Long Thanh airport, Tan Son Nhat T3 station).

According to VnExpress