|Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on February 14 attended a ceremony to begin the construction of a coastal road in the northern province of Thai Binh.
Addressing the event, the Government leader lauded local households for their land donation to the project and asked local authorities to help residents in the project area to get jobs.
He also urged relevant ministries and agencies to soon complete procedures to ensure capital for the project, towards forming a route linking Hanoi with Hai Phong, Quang Ninh and other localities in the region.
The project to build the 35.5km road has a total investment capital of over 3.87 trillion VND (166.41 million USD), with 1.1 trillion VND sourced from the State budget.
Capital mobilised from the local budget and other sources is 1.59 trillion VND, while investors contribute 1.28 trillion VND under the build-operate-transfer (BOT) model.
The project is expected to serve key projects such as the Thai Binh economic zone, Ninh Binh-Hai Phong-Quang Ninh expressway, Diem Dien Port, Thai Binh Electricity Centre and industrial clusters in Thien Hai and Thai Thuy districts.
It also connects Nam Dinh and Thai Binh provinces with Cat Bi International Airport in the northern port city of Hai Phong, and seaports in Quang Ninh and Hai Phong.
The same day, PM Phuc attended in a ceremony to announce the zoning of an industrial area in service agriculture in the northern region.
Covering 194.36 hectares in An Thai, An Ninh and An Cau communes in Quynh Phu district, the project has a total funding of 7.8 trillion VND.
With a complete production chain, the project will provide farming machines, tools and materials, helping transform production structure, thus improving farmers’ income and raising quality farm produce.
In his remarks, the PM said the project is significant to Thai Binh and agricultural economy in the northern region, towards building an advanced agricultural sector.
Also on February 14, the Thai Binh thermo power plant was inaugurated in the presence of PM Phuc.
The leader also attended a ceremony to kick-start the construction of a 1,000-bed international general hospital in the locality, which is expected to be completed within five years.
While in Thai Binh, the leader paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at a temple in Hoang Dieu ward, and visited and presented gifts to social policy beneficiaries and revolutionaries in Thai Binh city and Vu Thu district.