Fifty-three transport projects have been carried out in the Mekong Delta region since 2010 with a combined investment of over 103 trillion VND (4.84 billion USD), accounting for 22 percent of the country’s total investment for the sector.

According to the Transport Ministry, 32 projects worth 37.8 trillion VND (1.77 billion USD) will be completed by the end of 2015.

Several key projects using ODA capital include the development of transport infrastructure in the Mekong Delta, and construction of southern coastal roads and Vam Cong and Cao Lanh bridges.

The ministry mobilised investment capital from the society. It called on a total investment of 7.1 trillion VND (333.7 million USD) from businesses to implement five projects under the BOT (build-operate-transfer) model.

In the 2015-2020 period, the region needs around 87 trillion VND (4.08 billion USD) for its transport infrastructure projects.-VNA