Ha Tien town, Kien Giang province (Photo: VNA)

Kien Giang (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang has injected more than 9.9 trillion VND (426.5 million USD) into transport infrastructure in service of local socio-economic development, the provincial Department of Transport said.

Nguyen Van Dung, director of the department, said the province has coordinated with the Ministry of Transport to implement the six-lane Lo Te-Rach Soi road project, and the locality has 5,587km of asphalted and concretised roads.  

Apart from roads on its islands, the province has invested in ports, wharfs, vehicles and vessels, meeting the increasing demand for transport, according the official.

Phu Quoc international airport and sea port on Phu Quoc Island have been connected with cities of many countries such as China, Russia, Sweden, the UK, Thailand, Singapore, the Republic of Korea and Cambodia.

During the 2019-2020 period, Kien Giang will continue to mobilise resources for major transport projects and publicise its public investment plan in order to call for direct investment and investment under the public-provate partnership (PPP) model.

The province will also increase investment promotion and create the best possible conditions for different economic sectors to invest in transport infrastructure, he said.

Kien Giang targets becoming a well-developed locality and a transportation and tourism service destination in the Mekong Delta, and a development hub of the southern key economic region.

The province is expected to generate an average Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) of 7.5-8 percent per year by 2020.-VNA