Whereas, the event for the Mai Son - National Highway 45 one took place in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa and was attended by Deputy PM Tran Hong Ha. The two events were connected via videoconference.
According to the Ministry of Transport, the 99km-long Phan Thiet - Dau Giay section, traversing Binh Thuan and southern Dong Nai province, has a total investment of more than 12.5 trillion VND. This project also kicked off in September 2020. Meanwhile, the Mai Son - National Highway 45 section is 63.37km long in total, including 14.35km in northern Ninh Binh province and 49.02km in Thanh Hoa, and invested with over 12 trillion VND (511.4 million USD). It had construction started in September 2020 and was technically opened to traffic in December 2022.
In his speech, PM Chinh stressed that developing infrastructure, especially transport one, is a strategic breakthrough identified by the Party and State.
Vietnam targets 3,000km and 5,000km of expressways by 2025 and 2030, respectively. Meanwhile, only about 1,000km was built between 2000 and 2020. Therefore, the remaining workload is extremely heavy, he pointed out.
Also on April 29, PM Chinh inspected the construction progress of the Vinh Hao - Phan Thiet section of the eastern North-South Expressway. The over-100km section in Binh Thuan province is invested with nearly 11 trillion VND and had its work started in November 2020.
The project has a total investment of over VND12.5 trillion, and after completion, it will shorten the travel time from HCMC to the Phan Thiet - Mui Ne tourist center by 50 percent to only 2-2.5 hours by car. It will help reduce the traffic load on the crucial National Highway 1A and have a significant impact on the development of the key economic zone in the South.