November 20, 2023 | 16:30 GMT+7

Construction of southern section of Ho Chi Minh Highway resumes

Thanh Thủy -

Chon Thanh - Duc Hoa section postponed since 2011 due to capital issues.

Construction of the Chon Thanh - Duc Hoa section of the Ho Chi Minh Highway has resumed after being postponed for more than 12 years, according to the Ministry of Transport (MoT).

Total investment in construction of the section in Vietnam’s south is estimated at nearly VND2.3 trillion ($97 million).

Of this, VND264 billion ($11.1 million) will be used for site clearance, compensation, and resettlement, while over VND1.66 trillion ($70 million) will be go to construction.

The 73-km section will link southern Binh Phuoc province and the Mekong Delta’s Long An province.

In the first phase, the section will have two lanes and a roadbed width of 12 meters, and then be increased to six lanes with a roadbed width of 32 meters.

Construction is expected to be completed by 2025.

The section was approved by the MoT in late 2007. After kicking off in 2009, it was then postponed in 2011 due to difficulties relating to capital sources.

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