Highway to break ground next year

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 08:16

A perspective of the Dau Giay-Phan Thiet Expressway. Construction on the project is expected to start in 2017. — File Photo

DONG NAI (Biz Hub) — The progress of the Dau Giay-Phan Thiet Expressway and plans to acquire the lands required for it were discussed at a meeting on Tuesday between the project's management agency and officials from provinces through which the expressway will run.

The 100km expressway will run through the districts of Thong Nhat, Cam My, Long Khanh, and Xuan Loc in Dong Nai Province and Ham Tan and Ham Thuan Nam in Binh Thuan.

It will cost over VND17.7 trillion (US$800 million), with funding provided by the International Development Association and the World Bank's International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Its first section is 36km long from Dau Giay to Xuan Loc District, and its construction will begin in the first quarter of next year.

The 62km second section will run from Xuan Loc to Phan Thiet, and construction will start in 2018.

Plans for site clearance and compensation payment have been approved, the Project Management Unit No 1 said.

But there differences in the land areas to be taken over by authorities and the areas approved by the Dong Nai People's Committee, the Management Unit No 1 said.

Speaking at the meeting, deputy chairman of Dong Nai People's Committee, Tran Van Vinh, urged the unit to closely co-ordinate with provincial authorities.

He also urged the Dong Nai Department of Natural Resources and Environment to get plans for land use quickly from district authorities to ensure that the lands could be handed over in time. —VNS

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