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 Giang, Ben Tre, Tra Vinh, Soc Trang, Bac Lieu and Ca Mau.

The project will make the most of existing roads, upgrading or widening them where necessary, Tran Van Bon, director of the Tien Giang Province Department of Transport, said on Tuesday.

The road was approved by the government 10 years ago.

But crisscrossing waterways and estuaries in the delta and a lack of investment have put it in limbo for a long time.

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Hoang Nam, Huy Phong