Can Tho targets upgraded transport system hinh anh 1A view of Can Tho city at night (Photo: VNA)

Can Tho (VNA) – The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho will appeal to the World Bank to provide official development assistance to a transport project aimed at upgrading the locality and the Mekong Delta region in order to better adapt to climate change.

This was among tasks set for the municipal transport sector in 2016 released at a conference in Can Tho city on January 7.

The project targets Quang Trung 2 Bridge, the road linking National Highways 91 and 61B, extended Nguyen Van Cu Street towards the centre of Phong Dien town and Tran Hoang Nga Street and Bridge.

Trinh Ngoc Vinh, Deputy Director of the Can Tho Department of Transport, said the city will also call for investments in upgrading provincial road No. 923 and the section connecting National Highway 91 and Nam Song Hau Road which will cost 16.3 trillion VND (717 million USD).

The municipal Transport Department will join hands with relevant departments and agencies to give advice to the Can Tho People’s Committee in luring investors in public-private partnership (PPP) projects, he said.

Importantly, the city is gearing towards the completion of a project on expanding Quang Trung-Cai Cui Road worth nearly 887 billion VND (39 million USD).

This is the life-line route that serves goods transportation of the Cai Cui Port and the Hung Phu industrial zone in Cai Rang district.

Once operational, it will connect Can Tho with national and provincial roads to other localities in the region.-VNA