Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung at the construction site (Source: VNA)
Tien Giang (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has asked relevant ministries, sectors, and investors to work closely with authorities of the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang to quicken the construction of  the Trung Luong – My Thuan expressway, aiming to complete the project by 2019 – one year ahead of the schedule.  

During a working session with the local authorities, ministries, and sectors on March 10, the Deputy PM highlighted the significance of the infrastructure project to tapping into local economic potential and reducing traffic congestion, urging relevant units to take all-out efforts to ensure the set progress.

He praised efforts made in overcoming difficulties to perform the project, saying that units involved need to pay special heed to both mobilising investment sources for the project, and ensuring safety in the process of construction and the quality of the work.

According to Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Nhat, the Trung Luong-My Thuan expressway has a total length of 51.1km, running through districts of Chau Thanh, Tan Phuoc, Cai Lay, Cai Be and Cai Lay town of Tien Giang.

It is implemented with a total investment of over 14.67 trillion VND (642.4 million USD). Land clearance for the work was basically completed and the construction is expected to begin in the second quarter of this year.

Le Van Huong, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee recommended the Deputy PM to urge investors to accelerate the construction progress, towards promoting socio-economic development and helping reduce traffic jams and accidents in the locality.

Previously, Deputy PM Dung made an inspection tour of the intersection between the Trung Luong-My Thuan expressway and the Trung Luong-Ho Chi Minh City highway in Chau Thanh district, and examined the construction of a section of the Trung Luong-My Thuan highway in Cai Lay town.-VNA