Transport Minister Nguyen Van The said that the highway building can last longer than planned because it takes time to treat weak ground. He asked related agencies to quickly start the construction; first of all, they should put the work out to tender in the second quarter this year to select investor.
In the next time, the Thang Long management board will send its document to the Transport Ministry and the Prime Minister about mechanism relating to fee collection of Ho Chi Minh City – Trung Luong highway to support the new project.
The 23.6 meter long My Thuan – Can Tho highway will start at the National Road No. 80 intersection and end at Cha Va – National Road No.1 intersection in the Mekong delta province of Vinh Long.
In the first stage, the highway will be built with four lanes and designed vehicle speed of 100km per hour.
The construction of the My Thuan- Can Tho Expressway on a build-operate-transfer basis costs over VND5.4 trillion (US$211.7 million).