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Construction begins on $433mn final sub-project of trans-Vietnam expressway

Construction begins on $433mn final sub-project of trans-Vietnam expressway

Monday, April 22, 2024, 14:13 GMT+7
Construction begins on $433mn final sub-project of trans-Vietnam expressway
Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh attends the ground-breaking ceremony for the Huu Nghi – Chi Lang Expressway sub-project, part of the underway eastern North-South Expressway. Photo: Ha Quan / Tuoi Tre

Construction of the Huu Nghi – Chi Lang Expressway, the final sub-project of Vietnam’s underway eastern North-South Expressway, started at a ceremony in northern Lang Son Province on Sunday.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh attended the ground-breaking ceremony for the sub-project, which carries a price tag of over VND11 trillion (US$433 million).

Of the total investment, some VND5.5 trillion ($216.5 million) will be sourced from the state coffers, while the investor Deo Ca Group will take responsibility for the remaining.

The Huu Nghi – Chi Lang Expressway was envisaged to be 60 kilometers long. It will allow a maximum speed of 100 kilometers per hour and have six lanes.

The sub-project is expected to be completed in 2026.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh learns information about the sub-project. Photo: Ha Quan / Tuoi Tre

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, in a grey T-shirt, reads information about the sub-project. Photo: Ha Quan / Tuoi Tre

The development of the Huu Nghi – Chi Lang Expressway will contribute to meeting Vietnam’s target of 3,000 kilometers of expressways by 2025 and connect to Dong Dang – Tra Linh Expressway as well as six border gates in Lang Son and Cao Bang Provinces.

The sub-project will also help boost traffic and economic connections between ASEAN and China, Vietnam and its northern neighbor, the Red River Delta and the northern mountainous region, as well as Hanoi, Lang Son, Cao Bang and Quang Ninh, all in the north, PM Chinh said.

A section of the Bac Giang - Lang Son Expressway which has been opened to traffic. Once the Huu Nghi – Chi Lang Expressway is completed, the two expressways will be connected to pave the way from Hanoi to the border with China. Photo: Ha Quan / Tuoi Tre

A segment of the Bac Giang - Lang Son Expressway is now open to traffic. Once the Huu Nghi – Chi Lang Expressway is completed, these two expressways will link up, creating a direct route from Hanoi to the border with China. Photo: Ha Quan / Tuoi Tre

The prime minister required localities along the expressway and the investor of the project to improve the living quality of those households who had handed over their land for its implementation. 

The investor was also tasked with ensuring the progress and quality of the project, along with safety and environmental hygiene.

It must follow the law and prevent irregularities.

Relevant ministries and agencies should expend efforts to remove hindrances during the project execution, the government leader requested.

Chairman of Deo Ca Group Ho Minh Hoang said at the ceremony that the group would control the progress and costs with new technologies.

Huu Nghi – Chi Lang is the last section of the North-South Expressway, which connects 32 provinces and cities.

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Thanh Ha - Ha Quan / Tuoi Tre News

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