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Key transport projects costing $32.23 billion

Released at: 21:05, 12/09/2015

Key transport projects costing $32.23 billion

Long Thanh Airport added to the list of 35 major national transport projects.

by Minh Tien

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai met with the Central Steering Committee on Key Transport Projects and the Ministry of Transport (MoT) on September 10, where the ministry reported it had 35 key national projects underway costing a total of VND724.939 trillion ($32.23 billion).

Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Ngoc Dong said that the key projects are being monitored by the Ministry to ensure progress and quality.

Some projects, however, have fallen behind schedule, such as the Da Nang - Quang Ngai Expressway, the Phap Van - Cau Gie Highway Upgrade Project - Phase 2 in the southern extremity of Hanoi, and the Tan Vu - Lach Huyen Highway Project in Hai Phong city, among others.

Deputy Prime Minister Hai therefore emphasized that the ministry must continue instructing relevant parties to fully comply with legal requirements relating to the Traffic Law and regularly inspect, supervise and encourage investors and contractors to ensure progress and quality.

He also said the Long Thanh International Airport project is to be added to the list of key national projects and ordered MoT to conduct pre-feasibility and feasibility studies because it is a large-scale project to be conducted under the public-private partnership (PPP) form.

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