Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh led a mission to visit the construction site of a section of the eastern North-South Expressway that runs through Can Tho city and Hau Giang province, which is being built by the Defense Ministry’s Army Corps 12 (or Truong Son Construction Group).

Defense Ministry’s Army Corps 12 welcoming Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh

The Prime Minister had an online meeting with the corps' affiliated units working on different localities across the country at the corps’ headquarters.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh working with Army Corps 12

Addressing the event, the government leader highly praised efforts of the army corps in task implementation and asked the corps’ affiliates to further boost progress and ensure quality of construction bids, contributing to beautifying the image of Uncle Ho’s soldiers in the current context.

The Prime Minister also requested relevant agencies to closely work together to complete site clearance and prepare a sufficient supply of construction material for highway projects. He also suggested relevant authorities consider developing inland water transport infrastructure and logistics services to reduce costs and boost the competitiveness of products and services of the Mekong Delta region.

* The same day, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh toured a construction site of My Thuan 2 Bridge that crosses the Tien River under Trung Luong - My Thuan and My Thuan - Can Tho expressways, connecting Tien Giang and Vinh Long provinces. With a total investment of over VND 5 trillion, the construction of the 6.61km bridge and road was started in March 2020 and is expected to complete this year.

The Prime Minister urged localities to proactively build intersections, organize traffic routes connecting to the bridge and the expressways to exploit new development space.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh presenting gifts to encourage workers in the area

* Visiting the resettlement area in Cai Rang district, Can Tho city, the Prime Minister underlined that local authorities should ensure proper livelihood and living conditions for the residents in the resettlement area.

Reportedly, the 10.8ha area is now home to households who moved to make room for the construction of Can Tho - Ca Mau expressway under the eastern North-South expressway project.

Translated by Chung Anh