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Transport Infrastructure Construction Further Socialised

Posted: Wednesday, November 08, 2017

After becoming a centrally-run city, the transport network in Can Tho City has been comprehensively renovated and increasingly developed to better serve the cause of industrialisation and modernisation.

Resolution 45-NQ/TW of the Politburo dated February 17, 2005 defined the purpose of building and developing Can Tho City into a first-grade national Mekong Delta city by 2010 and a basically industrial city by 2020; working as an important traffic hub for domestic and international transportation; and serving as a growth pillar with a driving impact on region-wide robust development. Based on this guideline, the Government, the Ministry of Transport and central authorities have closely directed and allocated investment resources for major infrastructure framework construction to link Can Tho City with other localities to spur socioeconomic development and ensure national defence and security for the Mekong Delta region.

In addition, Can Tho City has concentrated investment resources on building and gradually improving traffic infrastructure systems. Completed projects include Vo Van Kiet Road, the first-phase traffic route from Vi Thanh Town (Hau Giang province) to Can Tho City, Bon Tong - Mot Ngan Road, Nguyen Van Cu Road.
In addition to the road traffic system, the seaport system in the city has been constructed and upgraded according to the 6-Seaport Group Planning compiled by the Ministry of Transport. Can Tho port complex is comprised Hoang Dieu Port and Cai Cui Port, which serve ships of 10,000 - 20,000 DWT. The upgrading and expansion of passageways from Vam O Mon to Vam Cai San for heavy oceangoing vessels to enter the Hau River has been completed.

The logistics system of Can Tho City and the Mekong Delta region is being formed. According to the Prime Minister’s Decision 1012/QD-TTg dated July 3, 2015 approving the master plan for national logistics centre development to 2020, with a vision to 2030, the Mekong Delta economic zone will have a second-grade logistics centre covering at least 30 ha by 2020 and over 74 ha by 2030. The Ministry of Industry and Trade issued Official Letter 3164/BCT-TTTN dated April 17, 2017 to approve Can Tho City of expanding the 242.3-ha second-grade logistics centre in the Mekong Delta economic region in Cai Rang Industrial - Residential Area, as proposed by Can Tho City.

Mr Lu Thanh Dong, Director of Can Tho Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said, to improve the transport infrastructure network in Can Tho City in the 2016 - 2020 phase, the department has been, and will continue, cooperating with concerned bodies to advise the City People’s Committee on decisions on key investment projects to ask for more funds from the central government for building provincial roads like 917, 918, 921, 922 and 923, a traffic route linking National Highway 91 with Nam Song Hau Road, Tay Do Bridge and Cu Lao Tan Loc Bridge with a total investment of about VND9 trillion. “The central government has to date allocated some VND1,500 billion for constructing Provincial Road 922 but the city still needs VND7,500 billion more for other projects. Meanwhile, centrally funded development investment capital will be insufficient in 2016-2020,” he informed.

To seek investment capital for transport investment projects in the city, the Department of Transport will coordinate with the Ministry of Planning and Investment and relevant bodies to advise the City People’s Committee to ask the Government of Vietnam for funds, sourced from bond sales and other sources, for transport work construction in the city. Besides, the department will coordinate with local agencies to advise the City People’s Committee to promote investment socialisation in some transport infrastructure projects.

Hoang Lam

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