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Can Tho (VNA) – The construction of the My Thuan-Can Tho Expressway is expected to begin in the third quarter of this year, said Nguyen Duy Lam, deputy head of the Planning and Investment Department under the Ministry of Transport at a meeting with the Can Tho People’s Committee on January 11.

The 6.3 trillion VND (288.8 million USD) road is one of the three major parts of the Ho Chi Minh City-Can Tho Expressway.

At the meeting, Lam said his ministry will instruct relevant agencies and businesses in launching air routes from Can Tho to Bangkok, Lien Khuong airport in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong and Vinh city in central Nghe An province, as well as increasing flights between Can Tho and Hanoi from two to three per day.

The municipal officials presented obstacles hindering the implementation of a number of transport projects in the locality, such as the upgrading of National Highway 91 and the second phase of the Cai Cui seaport.

Vo Thanh Thong, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, said the city’s roads, waterways, sea and air routes, have recently been given a facelift - contributing to promoting socio-economic development of the locality in particular and the Mekong Delta region in general.

However, strong investments should continue to be poured into local infrastructure as Can Tho is now considered the region’s commercial centre - recording high economic growth in recent years, the official said.

He called for more attention to developing seaports, supporting transport systems and air routes in order to meet increasing demands on infrastructure.-VNA