Expressway to connect HCM City and Tay Ninh hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has agreed to assign the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City as the state agency to implement a project building an expressway linking the southern economic hub with Moc Bai in the southern province of Tay Ninh.

The PM tasked the Ministry of Transport and the People’s Committee of Tay Ninh province to closely work with the People’s Committee of HCM City to carry out the project as regulated.

The expressway is designed with a total length of about 53.5km, starting from a road belt in HCM City’s Hoc Mon district and ending at a point linking with Highway 22 in Tay Ninh’s Moc Bai international border gate area.

The project will be carried out under the public-private-partnership (PPP) form and build-operate-transit (BOT) contract with the State’s support in two phases.

The first phase will focus on building the HCM City-Trang Bang part with four lanes and Trang Bang-Moc Bai with the same number of lanes, while the second one will concentrate on building the HCM City-Trang Bang with eight lanes and Trang Bang-Moc Bai with six lanes.

Once completed, the project is expected to improve the traffic for the two localities and the Mekong Delta/.