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The 15th National Assembly (NA) adopted resolutions on some major road projects and special mechanisms and policies for south-central Khanh Hoa province on June 16, part of its third session in Hanoi.
Although many people think there is no regulation about toll collections used for expressways invested by the state, the Government says there is a legal basis for this.
The National Assembly’s Economic Committee agreed with the Government’s proposal to invest in building three expressways along Chau Doc-Can Tho-Soc Trang; Khanh Hoa-Buon Ma Thuot; and Bien Hoa-Vung Tau.
Hanoi and the four northern provinces of Hung Yen, Bac Ninh, Bac Giang and Vinh Phuc have proposed a major highway project to the Prime Minister.
Some provinces have failed to meet the Prime Minister’s deadline for site clearance for the eastern part of the North – South Highway.
A number of highways have opened to traffic recently in the Mekong Delta, which has a regional population of 20 million.
Vietnam has set a target to have 5,000 kilometers of expressways by 2030, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung said at a meeting on Thursday, December 24.
More national highways were open to traffic in an effort to reduce traffic congestions in the Mekong Delta.
The People Committee of Dong Nai province has proposed Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc consider investment to expand the Ho Chi Minh City-Long Thanh-Dau Giay expressway to ease traffic congestion.
The requirements on financial capability and experience that contractors must have for the north-south expressway project are out of reach of domestic enterprises.
To Vietnamese, Chinese contractors means ‘low quality’. However, they are not be the fatal problem of Vietnam’s infrastructure works.
The north-south transportation route is expected to be overloaded by 2020 with 45.3 million passengers and 62.2 million tons of cargo per annum. Building a north-south highway is the solution Vietnam has chosen.
VietNamNet Bridge - Contractors fulfilling transport infrastructure projects are mostly from South Korea and China, according to a report released by the Ministry of Transport (MOT).
A portion of a major highway connecting Los Angeles and Las Vegas has been reopened, as a wildfire that forced the evacuation of some 80,000 Southern California residents continued to rage virtually unchecked.