The Mekong Delta is working with the Ministry of Transport to improve the local transport infrastructure and thus trade flows, the Cần Thơ branch of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry has said.
The Trung Lương – Mỹ Thuận Expressway, for example, is expected to significantly speed up product delivery once it opens for traffic this year.
The Ministry of Transport plans to build another expressway between Cần Thơ City and Cà Mau Province.
In the last five years, highways and bridges have been upgraded as have navigation channels in the Hậu river, while the Chợ Gạo Canal in Tiền Giang Province has been dredged.
Lam said: “Poor transport infrastructure is a major obstacle for the Mekong Delta. Implementation of key projects by the Government is still slow.”