Paying the Way for Sustainable Development

2:36:00 PM | 22/9/2022

Ca Mau has invested in many traffic works in recent years, opening up opportunities for local sustainable and rapid socio-economic development.

Quan Lo - Phung Hiep route after completing the upgrade and opening to traffic, helps shorten the distance from Ca Mau to Can Tho city and other provinces in the region

Up to now, the province has 4,693 roads of all kinds with a total length of about 15,093km, of which national highways have 5 routes with a total length of 220.04km.

In addition, it is currently implementing several projects invested by the Central Government in the province such as the section in Ca Mau city of National Highway 63 (it has completed construction and is undergoing the procedures of acceptance and putting into use); Highway 1 bypass route through Ca Mau city (it is under construction and expected to be completed by the end of 2022); Hau Giang-Ca Mau expressway and the section connecting to National Highway 1 (the project has been approved). The province is carrying a number of projects including Ong Doc river bridge; East-West axis and Ganh Hao river bridge; Ca Mau - Dam Doi, Cai Nuoc-Vam Dinh-Cai Doi Vam, U Minh-Khanh Hoi; the route connecting to Dam Thi Tuong area.

Ca Mau province has Nam Can port and Ca Mau Airport capable of receiving aircraft such as ATR-72, AN-2, MIA-17, KINGAIR B200 and other aircraft with similar takeoff weights (it is currently repairing runways and taxiways, expected to be completed by the end of the second quarter of 2023; when completed, it will be able to receive aircraft with larger payloads).

Regarding inland waterway transport infrastructure, the province has 143 main river and canal routes belonging to the inland waterway system managed by the Central government, the province and the district with a total length of 1,820.9 km. The province has important national waterway routes such as Quan Lo Phung Hiep Canal, the Trem Trem River, the Ong Doc River, the Ganh Hao River and 10 estuaries of Khanh Hoi, Vam Ong Doc, My Binh, Cai Doi Vam, Bay Hap, Rach Tau, Rach Goc, Bo De, Ho Goi, Long Den, creating favorable conditions for exchanges with the outside and the surrounding areas.

Regarding inland waterway ports, the province has Ca Mau Port and the Ca Mau Gas-Power-Fertilizer Complex, Tac Van petroleum storage port.

In general, the road network in Ca Mau province in recent years has received great attention in investment and upgrading; in which the projects of investment, upgrading roads to district centers and economic clusters are prioritized for investment by the province, and a number of projects and works completed and put into use have made a breakthrough in improving the transport infrastructure system in particular and the infrastructure of the province in general, contributed to enhancing trade and goods circulation and meeting the travel needs of the people.

Regarding inland waterway infrastructure, in recent years, the investment in the province is still at a modest level, not commensurate with the potential and advantages that waterways bring. The system of inland waterway ports, seaports and connecting roads in the province has not been synchronously invested, so the connection between the inland waterway system and other modes of transport such as road, sea, air is still limited, leading to underdeveloped and inefficient inland waterway transport.

From now to 2025, Ca Mau sets the goal of mobilizing investment capitals into key and urgent transport projects with inter-provincial connectivity, linking regions of the province (coastal and inland areas) to ensure spillover effects, creating new development space to promote socio-economic development of the province.

Source: Vietnam Business Forum