Mekong Delta expressway construction to start in November

The Ministry of Transport has instructed five Mekong Delta localities to speed up land acquisition so that construction of the Can Tho – Ca Mau Expressway can begin in November.

By that deadline it wants Can Tho City and the provinces of Hau Giang, Kien Giang, Bac Lieu, and Ca Mau to hand over 70 percent of land since it wants construction to be completed by 2025, it said at a meeting with them on Tuesday.

The expressway will run 156 km (97 miles) between the delta’s economic hub, Can Tho, and the country’s southernmost province, Ca Mau, passing through the other three provinces and boosting connectivity in Vietnam’s agriculture hub.

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Cuu Long