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Dong Nai (VNA) – The southern province of Dong Nai has announced that it needs a total of 55.4 trillion VND (2.37 billion USD) to develop its infrastructure during the 2018-2020 period.

Of the total, 34.9 trillion VND (1.5 billion USD) will be invested in transport infrastructure, according to the provincial Party Committee.

Specifically, construction on a number of roads connecting Dong Nai with other localities in the key southern economic region will be carried out, including the Ben Luc-Long Thanh highway, the Dau Giay-Phan Thiet highway, the Dau Giay-Da Lat highway, and the Tan Van-Nhon Trach belt road 3.

In addition, the province is working with related offices at the central level to reach a consensus on the implementation of projects on a highway linking Bien Hoa with Vung Tau of the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, as well as a metro line connecting Bien Hoa with Ho Chi Minh City.

For roads managed by the province, it will give priority to important ones such as 25B Nhon Trach road, Road No.768 and Road No.319 which link up to the Long Thanh-Dau Giay highway, and a road leading to Phuoc An port.

Along with upgrading roads, from now until 2020, Dong Nai will focus on developing the port system, including Phuoc An and Go Dau ports, as well as several inland container depots and logistics centres.

The local Party Committee expects that these infrastructure facilities, once completed, will help create a breakthrough for the province’s socio-economic development. –VNA