Expressway set to open in 2019 hinh anh 1The HCM City-Trung Luong expressway connects HCM City with the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta region. (Photo 
HCM City (VNA) - Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has urged the two ministries to oversee the Trung Luong-My Thuan expressway project to speed up construction of the My Thuan-Can Tho stretch so that the entire road can be open to traffic by 2019.

The Deputy PM asked the Ministry of Transport to approve a feasibility study of the My Thuan-Can Tho stretch last month, according to the Government Office.

To resolve any hurdles during the construction process, he has urged the ministry to choose experienced contractors and propose measures to resolve problems for approval to the Prime Minister.

He said the My Thuan-Can Tho stretch should open at the same time as the Trung Luong-My Thuan stretch in 2019.

He also told authorities in localities where the road section traverses to coordinate with the Ministry of Transport and investors in site clearance, compensation and resettlement.

In addition, agencies, investors and consultants should work with local authorities to step up progress to ensure quality and labour safety.

He has demanded that all agencies must ensure that the project would not affect the environment.

Construction on the Trung Luong-My Thuan stretch began in 2015 and is expected to be completed in 2019.

The Trung Luong-My Thuan expressway is 50 kilometres long, and it connects to the HCM City-Trung Luong expressway in Chau Thanh district in Tien Giang province.

The expressway also connects to Highway 30 in Cai Be district in Tien Giang.

The project under the BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) model has an investment of 14.7 trillion VND (646.3 million USD).

The four-lane expressway is 14 metres wide and has four intersections and flyovers.

Construction of the expressway has affected 2,300 households in 26 communes and wards from five districts and towns in Tien Giang.

The expressway’s Trung Luong-My Thuan stretch extends to Can Tho city.-VNA