The transport sector will strive to complete 10 road projects and commence four railway upgrade projects in 2020 which have been approved by the National Assembly Standing Committee (NAST).
The four railway projects which have a total investment capital of VND7 trillion (US$300.4 million) are scheduled to be completed in 2021. (Illustrative image)
The 14 urgent and important transport projects were approved by the NAST on July 31, 2018.
The 10 road projects have a total investment of approximately VND8 trillion (US$ 343.3 million) including a highway connecting the Hanoi – Hai Phong highway with the Cau Gie – Ninh Binh highway, the upgrade of the National Highway 53’s Tra Vinh – Long Toan section, and the upgrade of the National Highway 30’s Cao Lanh – Hong Ngu section, among others.
Meanwhile, the four railway projects which have a total investment capital of VND7 trillion (US$300.4 million) are scheduled to be completed in 2021.
The railway projects include the upgrade of essential works in the Hanoi – Vinh route, the upgrade of weak tunnels and the opening of new stations in the Vinh – Nha Trang route, the upgrade of essential works in the Nha Trang – Saigon route, and the upgrade of weak railway bridges in the Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City route.
The project on the upgrade of weak railway bridges in the Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City route will commence in June 2020 and the project on the upgrade of weak tunnels and the opening of new stations in the Vinh – Nha Trang route is scheduled to kick off in August 2020.
The construction of the remaining railway projects is expected to begin in November 2020. Nhan Dan
HCM City authorities are planning to complete or start key transport infrastructure projects this year in an aim to reduce traffic congestion and develop connections between the city and neighbouring provinces.
The Ministry of Transport has approved Long An’s proposal to add the construction of a 60km-long axis road connecting HCM City and Long An and Tien Giang to a transport-infrastructure connectivity project in the Mekong Delta.