Major transport projects to benefit Tien Giang hinh anh 1A session of HCM City - Trung Luong highway (Photo: VNA)


A series of transport projects with total investment amounting to trillions of dong are near completion in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang, which is expected to bolster local socio-economic growth.

As the gateway to the Mekong Delta, transport demand in Tien Giang province is huge, but traffic flow was hindered by several bottlenecks in both the road and canal systems. Some of the new projects are expected to remove these problems.

The My Loi Bridge spanning Soai Rap River, built at a total cost of 1.3 trillion VND (59.6 million) USD in the form of BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer), is scheduled to open to traffic this September, replacing the old ferry service and allowing smooth traffic flow on the National Route No.50.

Another major point of traffic jam, the Cai Lay town on the National Highway No. 1, will also be cleared up soon when a 1.4 trillion VND (64.2 million USD) bypass road is put into use by the end of this year.

Water traffic on Cho Gao Canal has been improved remarkably with the completion of phase 1 of a 2.26 trillion VND (103.6 million USD) project to upgrade and expand the canal, one of the main waterway routes in the province. Phase 2 of the project is set to begin soon.

Meanwhile, the Trung Luong-My Thuan Highway project has been resumed since February with the goal of becoming operational in 2018. The two-lane road has a total investment of 14.6 trillion VND (669.7 million USD).-VNA