Construction of Hoa Binh-Hanoi connectivity road, Son La expressway begins

By VNA   February 26, 2023 | 03:39 am PT
Construction of Hoa Binh-Hanoi connectivity road, Son La expressway begins
Aerial view of the Hoa Lac-Hoa Binh road. Photo by VnExpress
A connectivity road between northern Vietnam's Hoa Binh and Hanoi, and the Son La expressway, costing over VND1.8 trillion ($75.6 million), have begun construction Sunday.

The road, which has a length of about 50 kilometers, is scheduled to open to traffic in 2027.

Speaking at the launching ceremony, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh lauded Hoa Binh's efforts in expanding its transport infrastructure system with the construction of this road.

However, he held that the cost of the project is high, while its implementation time of five years is too long. He asked the province, investors and contractors to reconsider the design of the road to ensure it meets the standards of an expressway. They were also requested to shorten the time of construction by speeding up site clearance.

According to the Hoa Binh provincial People’s Committee, so far, the province has completed the mapping of the whole road and handed over the grounds in some parts of the project to contractors.

He called for local residents' support to the implementation of the project, and asked the local Party Committee and administration to show strong performance in compensation and resettlement for the affected community.

The project management board should work hard to remove difficulties facing contractors and affected households, while contractors and consulting agencies should make sure that the project meets criteria in progress and quality without any corruption and wastefulness.

It is necessary to focus resources for the project and strive to get it completed before schedule, he said, expressing belief that once finished, the project will make great contributions to the comprehensive growth of Hoa Binh as well as regional localities and the whole nation.

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