Work on My Thuan-Can Tho expy set to start in December

20-Oct-2020 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The has urged Vinh Long and Dong Thap provinces and other relevant units to complete site clearance for the My Thuan-Can Tho expressway project and break ground on the project in December this year.

The project comprises three bidding packages, but the Construction Management Agency has appraised and approved only one of them. As for funds set aside for site clearance, the ministry had earlier allocated VND785 billion to Vinh Long Province and VND127 billion to Dong Thap Province.

Speaking at a working session between minister The, the two localities and some relevant units on October 14, the leader of the Vinh Long Department of Transport said that the province had disbursed over VND381 billion for compensation, support, resettlement and site clearance, meeting 53.4 percent of the target.

The remaining VND333 billion for compensation is not enough, the leader said, proposing the ministry allocate an additional VND262 billion to the province so that it can compensate households affected by the project.

Besides, the provincial department proposed adding funds worth over VND509 billion for site clearance and allowing the province to advance funding to build three resettlement areas for the affected residents, Phap Luat Online reported.

In addition, the Dong Thap Department of Transport proposed the ministry include some VND221 billion to be used for site clearance and compensation.

The My Thuan-Can Tho expressway project is set to span 11 kilometers in the province, so it will recall a total area of some 73 hectares for the project, affecting 533 households.

Closing the session, minister The told the investors of the project to collaborate with the relevant agencies to quickly remove obstacles facing the project.

The minister also ordered some agencies under the ministry to allocate some VND900 billion to Dong Thap and Vinh Long provinces so that the two localities can complete site clearance as soon as possible and ensure work on the expressway project begins in December.


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