Mekong Delta province seeks $195 mln road expansion

National Highway 61C connects Hau Giang Province with Can Tho City. Photo by VnExpres/Anh Lam. Hau Giang has proposed that a national highway section that connects it with Can Tho City be expanded from two-four lanes. It says the VND4.5 trillion ($195 million) expansion would boost connectivity ...

Cuu Long

Despite COVID-19 Crunch, China-Mekong Integration Continues

Earlier this week, Myanmar and China formally agreed to begin work on an important section of a long-delayed railway project running from Yunnan province to the Indian Ocean. On January 10, the state-run Myanmar Railways and the China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group (CREEG) signed an agreement to conduct ...

Sebastian Strangio

Construction begins on fifth bridge linking Laos, Thailand

Work on a fifth bridge linking Laos and Thailand across the Mekong River has begun after a construction agreement was signed in December. The bridge, which will take 36 months to build, will connect Bolikhamxay province in Laos to Thailand’s north-eastern province of Bueng Kan. Local daily ...

VN builds expressway in Mekong Delta

An additional section to the HCMC-Mekong Delta expressway will cut travel time from the city to the region’s capital to just two hours. Work on the extended section, called the My Thuan-Can Tho Expressway, started Monday at Thuan An Commune in Binh Minh Town, Vinh Long ...

Cuu Long

Construction of highway connecting Dawei SEZ, Htikhee to commence next year

The construction of a 140-kilometer two-lane highway connecting the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ), in Tanintharyi Region to the Htikhee at the Thai border will commence in mid-2021, according to the Dawei SEZ Management Committee. When complete, it will take travellers from the SEZ about 2.5 ...

Chan Mya Htwe

Road from HCMC to run along entire Mekong Delta coast

The government has approved in principle the construction of a 740-km coastal road along the length of the Mekong Delta connecting HCMC. It will start in Ho Chi Minh City and go up to Ha Tien Town in Kien Giang through the coastal provinces of Tien ...

Hoang Nam, Huy Phong

Vangvieng-Luang Prabang expressway route approved

The government recently gave its approval to the route of the planned Vangvieng-Luang Prabang expressway – a highway that will shorten the drive between the two tourist hotspots to about 90 minutes. The go-ahead is another step towards the start of construction of the four-lane 136.9-km ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Mekong Delta to have at least 300 km of expressway by 2025

The Mekong Delta will have at least 300 km of expressway by 2025, said Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The. He made that statement in reply to a National Assembly deputy’s inquiry on measures to create breakthrough in infrastructure development in the region. Earlier on November 9, ...

Thuy Dung

ADB Approves $484-Million Loan for Expressway Linking Myanmar’s Bago Region, Mon State

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a US$484-million (624.52-billion-kyat) loan to construct a new expressway connecting Bago Region and Mon State, which lie along Japan’s planned East-West Economic Corridor, a grand infrastructure scheme for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). The ADB said the new GMS ...

NAN LWIN

7 expressway projects expected to boost Mekong Delta connectivity

Seven major expressways totaling 1,000 km and costing VND150 trillion ($6.49 billion) are taking shape in the Mekong Delta, expected to improve connectivity in the region. Mekong Delta is home to around 20 million people, or a fifth of the country’s population and known as Vietnam’s ...

Cuu Long

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