The Ministry of Transport will further intensify its management of transport projects across the country, in a bid to improve their quality and progress.

The plan was set forth during a conference held in Hanoi on July 3, which reviewed the implementation of the ministry’s plans in the first half of this year, and set new tasks for the remaining months.

The ministry also asked investors and management boards of projects to examine ability of construction contractors and promptly replace those who cannot meet requirements on progress and quality.
Agencies under the ministry, investors and management boards were urged to work closely with localities to swiftly address difficulties in ground clearance work, while speeding up paperwork to facilitate construction and capital disbursement.

In addition, the Transport Ministry requested the Vietnam Road Administration, and municipal and provincial departments of transport to make thorough inspections of all the suspension bridges and makeshift bridges across the country in order to ensure their safety.

The ministry will also quickly carry out the approved plan on building suspension bridges in remote areas in the northern, central and central highlands mountainous regions.

According to reports at the conference, 29 transport projects have been completed and put into use so far this year, including the new National Highway No 3 connecting Hanoi and the northern province of Thai Nguyen, five bidding packages in the Hanoi-Lao Cai highway project and the Vinh Thinh Bridge linking Hanoi and Vinh Phuc province across the Hong (Red) River.

It is set to start the construction of 32 projects, and open 49 another ones to traffic in the last six months of this year.-VNA