The Mekong Delta City of Can Tho plans to upgrade its rural roads in line with standards set by the Ministry of Transport by 2020.

The target affirmed by Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Transport Le Tien Dung at a meeting on June 30 to review the implementation of the city’s rural traffic development plan from 2010-2014.

Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The said the Department needs to consult local authorities to build appropriate policies and technical standard systems for the construction of road networks in rural areas.

Applying technology in designing and constructing roads should be promoted to improve work quality, reduce investment expenses and meet environmental protection regulations, he stressed

He also suggested the Department work closely with other relevant departments and sectors to call for community involvement in building and protecting transport infrastructure in the locality.

From 2010-2015, the city earmarked 2.4 trillion VND (111.8 million USD) for constructing and upgrading 2,791 kilometres of road and 2,153 bridges in rural areas.-VNA