|Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
The project is highly significant, connecting the Mekong Delta with Ho Chi Minh City and the southern key economic region.
According to the Ministry of Transport, the 51km-long, 17km-wide highway will pass through the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang, costing over 9.6 trillion VND (417 million USD) in the form of build-operate-transfer. The project is scheduled for completion by 2020, but the construction pace is lagging behind schedule.
At the event, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc highlighted the significance of the highway to the development of the Mekong Delta and the country.
He requested that the progress and quality of the project is ensured, for completion by 2020 as planned.
The leader agreed that the project will be invested in by the provincial People’s Committee in replace of the ministry.