Dau Giay - Phan Thiet expressway takes shape

By Phuoc Tuan, Thanh Huyen   May 6, 2021 | 08:00 pm GMT+7
After seven months of construction, the Phan Thiet - Dau Giay expressway project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2022.
Dau Giay - Phan Thiet expressway takes shape

The Phan Thiet - Dau Giay expressway will span 99 kilometers, a surface breadth of more than 32 meters, with six lanes and allowing a top speed of 120 kph. Started at the end of September 2020, the VND12,500 billion ($543 million) project is expected to complete by the end of 2022.

After seven months, the project passing through Long Khanh Town is gradually taking shape. It is a part of a contract implemented by the consortium of Thang Long Corporation and Traffic Construction Corporation 6.

Dau Giay - Phan Thiet expressway takes shape

Workers toil to compact the highway surface, one of the most important phases of the project.

Dau Giay - Phan Thiet expressway takes shape

"It is important to determine moisture, technical specs, and ground density," an engineer said, referring to compact testing.

Dau Giay - Phan Thiet expressway takes shape

Quality supervision is regularly carried out by Thang Long Project Management Board to prevent errors.

Dau Giay - Phan Thiet expressway takes shape

Former rubber plantation sites are covered in red soil.

Dau Giay - Phan Thiet expressway takes shape

Raw materials are currently lacking since many suppliers have yet to commence production.

The Ministry of Transport has tasked Dong Nai Province to help speed up procedures, ensuring the supply of materials for the project.

Dau Giay - Phan Thiet expressway takes shape

Engineers and construction workers are trying their best to complete the project in time, while ensuring its quality.

Dau Giay - Phan Thiet expressway takes shape

Construction of an overpass through Xuan Que Commune, Cam My District, Dong Nai Province. In addition to 16 kilometers of road, the project would include 10 overpasses and two residential roads.

Dau Giay - Phan Thiet expressway takes shape

Workers prepare to pour concrete into a 4.75 meter fly-over pillar.

Dau Giay - Phan Thiet expressway takes shape

The concreting plant facilitates the construction of girders and culverts along the route, which will pass through Dong Nai and Binh Thuan provinces.

Dau Giay - Phan Thiet expressway takes shape

A bridge pier awaits a girder to run through Provincial Highway 765 in Dong Nai's Xuan Loc District. This 33.5 kilometer section is overseen by Vinaconex and Trung Chinh Company.

Dau Giay - Phan Thiet expressway takes shape

The Phan Thiet - Dau Giay expressway, when completed, will shorten the journey from Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) to the tourist towns Phan Thiet - Mui Ne in the south central coast to 2-2.5 hours from 4-5 hours. The expressway will connect with Long Thanh Airport, creating a seamless traffic axis, HCMC - Long Thanh - Phan Thiet.

The project has important meaning for the socio-economic development of Binh Thuan and surrounding areas.

In addition to the Vinh Hao - Phan Thiet section, Phan Thiet - Dau Giay is part of the North-South Expressway project, expected to complete by 2022.

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