A corner of inner Ca Mau city (Photo: VNA)

Ca Mau (VNA) –
The Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau, which is located along the southern coastal corridor linking Vietnam with Cambodia and Thailand, is implementing a master plan to develop transport through 2020 with a vision to 2030.

The locality is applying for the Government’s approval of investment policies to implement some key transport projects.

The projects include the building of a National Highway 1A bypass from Ca Mau city and sections from Ca Mau gas-electricity-fertiliser complex to the highway.

Once completed, the projects will help ease the traffic pressure in the inner city and facilitate the southern coastal corridor to tap local tourism potential.

Additionally, the project of upgrading and expanding the highway from Ca Mau city to Nam Can town is expected to reduce traffic congestions and accidents.

The province has proposed the Government supplement capital to upgrade parts of Highway 63 through Ca Mau. A total investment of 520 billion VND (22.3 million USD) is needed. 

According to the local Steering Committee for Traffic Safety, the province put into use eight transport projects in the early months of this year.

It carried out regular maintenance for 12 roads, three waterways and other transport facilities.

The province is selecting contractors to implement 11 transport projects and strengthening inspections of those under construction.

Eighty-one out of the 82 communes have roads usable by cars while 105.73km of rural roads have been concretized.-VNA