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Deputy PM urges faster major traffic infrastructure construction
  • | tienphong, dtinews.vn | January 12, 2019 09:30 PM
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung asked the Ministry of Transport to focus on the North-South highway, Long Thanh Airport and the North-South Express Railway.


 

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung speaks at the review conference held by the Ministry of Transport on January 11.

The prime minister attended the review conference held by the Ministry of Transport on January 11.

He emphasised the demand for more highways and urged the ministry to build at least 2,000-3,000km during 2021-2030 period. Relevant agencies were asked to provide solutions to improve the sector's competitiveness, construction quality and the connection between different means of transports.

The agencies must work faster to ensure that the construction of Long Thanh Airport and the North-South Highway will be started this year.

Dung also asked the Ministry of Transport to pay more attention to transport in rural areas as well as the problems with BOT projects.

"The Trung Luong-My Thuan project faced various problems which weren't dealt with quick enough. It's also very difficult to call for funding for transport projects," he said.

In 2018, the Ministry of Transport put 27 projects into operation and started 16 new projects. According to the ministry, preparation processes for Long Thanh Airport, Tan Son Nhat Airport expansion and North-South Express Railway basically met the schedules.

In 2019, they aim to disburse nearly VND29trn (USD1.2bn), reduce traffic jams to less than 30 minutes and the number of traffic accidents, deaths and injuries by 5-10%

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