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HCMC green lighted to work on Moc Bai expressway project

Ho Chi Minh City was green-lighted to work on HCMC-Moc Bai expressway project.

The Ministry of Transport and People’s Committee of the southern province of Tay Ninh to implement the project as per regulation.
Construction of the 53.5km HCMC-Moc Bai expressway linking the Ring Road No 3 in HCMC’s Hóc Môn District with the Moc Bai international border gate in Tay Ninh Province aims to shrink the trip from HCMC to Tay Ninh.
Currently, the National Highway No 22 is the only road connecting the city with the border gate in Tay Ninh.
The expressway is built under public-private partnership and build-operate-transfer models. It will be divided into two phases.
The new expressway is expected to ease traffic in the Mekong delta and promote the socio-economic development of the southern provinces.
Before, in September, people’s committees of Ho Chi Minh City and Tay Ninh sought the Government’s approval to seek investors for the HCMC-Moc Bai Expressway. HCMC proposed to budget VND1 trillion while Tay Ninh VND1 trillion while the remaining investment of VND8 trillion will call for bidding.
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung yesterday asked People’s Committee in the southern province of Dong Nai to work with relevant agencies on related-site clearance and resettlement building tasks to complete the first stage of construction at Long Thanh international airport in the first quarter of 2021.

By PHAN THAO - Translated by DAN THUY

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