Vietnam 

PM works to ensure funding for expressway project – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc asked contractors to return to work on the Trung Lương- Mỹ Thuận Expressway Project in a meeting yesterday in Hà Nội.— VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc asked contractors to return to work on the Trung Lương- Mỹ Thuận Expressway Project in a meeting yesterday in Hà Nội. The PM also told the project’s credit institutions to make sure there will be sufficient funding for the project to proceed on schedule. The project was under threat of being delayed because it was…

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Vietnam 

Land clearance for expressway should be completed soon: ministry – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

HCM CITY Officials have been told by the Ministry of Transport to finish land clearance for the ongoing Bến Lức-Long Thành Expressway project, which has been delayed because of several problems. Nguyễn Ngọc Đông, deputy minister of Transport, said the Bến Lức-Long Thành Expressway (connecting Long An Province to Đồng Nai Province) was lagging behind schedule due to difficulties in land clearance compensation in HCM City and Đồng Nai Province. For example, HCM City’s Bình Chánh has around 26 households that have not handed over their land, some of which have…

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Vietnam 

Transport ministry after investment to fund North-South Expressway – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    Representatives of the Ministry of Transport and relevant ministries answer questions raised by potential investors at a conference on the North-South Expressway project held on Friday. – VNA/VNS Photo   HÀ NỘI Investors with financial capacity and experience implementing transport projects will be eligible to enter prequalification bidding for the North-South Expressway project, the Ministry of Transport has said.   The ministry is calling for domestic and foreign investors to fund the 654km North-South Expressway project, set to pass through 13 cities and provinces. Speaking at a conference held yesterday, Deputy Minister…

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Trung Lương- Mỹ Thuận expressway to be completed by 2020 – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

HCM CITY — The Trung Lương- Mỹ Thuận expressway project will resume this month after a five-month delay and is expected to be completed by 2020. Mai Mạnh Hồng, general director of the Trung Lương- Mỹ Thuận Joint Stock Company, said the delay was caused by a lack of investment and problems in administrative procedures. On April 13, contractors brought machines and vehicles, and additional workers to start the project again. The company will hold a conference on Saturday to discuss existing problems and resources needed to speed up construction. From…

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Singapore 

‘Rain’ in Marina Coastal Expressway after sprinklers activated by accident, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Motorists who were heading to the west on the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) on Tuesday (March 19) experienced a wet morning when tunnel fire sprinklers were accidentally activated. A video posted on Facebook group Singapore Taxi Driver shows water raining down on vehicles in an MCE tunnel. Motorcyclists are seen stopping at the side of the expressway to don their raincoats before carrying on with their journey. The video prompted speculation among social media users that there was a burst pipe in the expressway tunnel. In response to…

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Vietnam 

Ministry of Transport to accelerate North-South Expressway project – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

The Ministry of Transport plans to rush the implementation of the North-South expressway project in 2019, said Minister of Transport Nguyễn Văn Thể.— Photo vietnamfinance.vn HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Transport plans to rush the implementation of the North-South expressway project in 2019, said Minister of Transport Nguyễn Văn Thể. He said the ministry had approved a feasibility study of 11 sub-projects of the North-South expressway project since October last year and was in the process…

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Vietnam 

MoT seeks US$40 million for Mỹ Thuận-Cần Thơ expressway project’s site clearance – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Transport has proposed the Government allocate VNĐ932 billion (US$40 million) from contingency reserves for the Mỹ Thuận-Cần Thơ expressway project to entice businesses to invest in the project. The sum is part of the total investment for project of VNĐ5.4 trillion (US$232 million), but the ministry has proposed disbursing it now to complete land clearance work to find an investor for the project. Potential investors have been reluctant to get involved, largely due to the Law on Management…

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