Ben Tre to outlay nearly 28.5 trillion VND on transport infrastructure, logistics hinh anh 1Upgrading National Highways 57 in Ben Tre (Photo: VNA)

Ben Tre (VNA)
- The Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre has earmarked over 28.46 trillion VND (1.24 billion USD) for the development of local infrastructure and logistics services in the 2021-2025 period.

The sum will be poured into 89 projects, including upgrades to National Highways 57 and 57B and the North-South Expressway sections serving the local Phu Thuan Industrial Park and Phong Nam industrial cluster.

In the subsequent period of 2026-2030, more than 29.91 trillion VND will be invested in 41 transport and logistics projects in the province, including those involving the completion of a coastal road and the HCM City-Tien Giang-Ben Tre-Tra Vinh Expressway.

Local authorities are also calling for more than 1.47 trillion VND in business investment to develop ports at local industrial parks and clusters.

In 2026-2030, it will channel money into in a new deep-water port in Binh Dai district and continue upgrading and expanding existing ports.

According to the Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tran Ngoc Tam to realise these goals, Ben Tre will deploy a raft of solutions on institutions, capital, land, human resources, and communications.

The province’s funding for such development in the 2016-2020 period totalled 82.9 trillion VND./.