The construction of Mong Sen Viaduct, a part of the Noi Bai - Lao Cai - Sapa Highway, has been accelerated. (Photo: NDO)
Many projects are “nearing the fish line”
In the last days of October, units in Quang Ninh Province enthusiastically implemented the peak emulation campaign of “100 days and nights to complete three dynamic works", including Van Don – Mong Cai Expressway, the Ha Long – Cam Pha maritime border, and Cua Luc 1 Bridge. They are the projects of strategic significance in the socio-economic development of Quang Ninh as well as provinces and cities in the Northern Key Economic Zone.
The Van Don - Mong Cai Expressway is part of the to the Hanoi – Quang Ninh Expressway. Over 2,000 officials and workers have been mobilised to accelerate the construction of a series of items.
Up to this point, contractors have been focusing on the construction of Cua Luc 1 Bridge with the highest concentration. Director of the project’s management board Nguyen Duc Phuong said that the contractors had built a specific and detailed schedule for each item, charted the actual progress at the construction site, maintained the daily report, and arranged direct supervision to promptly remove difficulties. Once completed, Cua Luc 1 Bridge will contribute to reducing the load on Bai Chay Bridge, ensuring the new development strategy of Ha Long City under the multipolar model, in which Cua Luc Bay is the connection centre. The 18.7km Ha Long - Cam Pha maritime project is expected to be inaugurated by the end of 2021. Thus far, the construction of the 235m-long tunnel, which passes through the mountains, has been basically finished.
The construction site of Rao Bridge, a key project of Hai Phong City, witnessed a busy and enthusiastic atmosphere. Deputy General Director of Hai Phong Transport Construction Investment Project Management Board Dinh Phu Hieu said the Rao Bridge project, which costs over VND2.2 trillion in total, will help enhance the linkages between the city and many other localities. As such, the management board has focused on urging the contractors to speed up the construction progress. The shape of a modern steel arch bridge across the Lach Tray River is gradually taking form. Over 300 workers and vehicles have been gathered for the project, striving to put it into operation ahead of the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year Festival) in 2022.
In the northwestern mountainous provinces, relevant units have been racing against time to complete the key traffic projects. The engineers and workers have been making efforts to construct the Mong Sen Viaduct in Lao Cai Province, the highest one of this kind in Vietnam. Mong Sen Bridge is a part of the road project connecting Noi Bai – Lao Cai Highway with Sapa. The whole project has received total investment capital of VND2.510 trillion and consists of five bidding packages. From now until the end of 2021, contractors will focus all resources on constructing the remaining workload, striving to put the project into operation within the first quarter of 2022.
The construction of resettlement infrastructure to serve the project of upgrading and expanding Dien Bien Airport has been also accelerated. According to a report by the Steering Committee of the project to upgrade and expand Dien Bien Airport, the investor has completed the land acquisition of more than 1,300 households and 21 organisations, with total area of over 169 hectares. Three resettlement sites have been completed.
Many projects restarted
Right after COVID-19 pandemic was controlled basically, some south central and Mekong River Delta provinces have focused on removing difficulties and created favourable conditions for the restart of construction works.
In Binh Thuan Province, all resources were focused for two key transport projects, which received investment from the central and the provincial budgets, including the renewal of the coastal trunk road DT.719B under the Phan Thiet - Ke Ga Cape section and the expansion and upgrading of road DT.719 from Ke Ga to Tan Thien Ward. These two projects will connect the southern coastal tourist areas together, boost tourism development of the locality, take the responsibility as a bypass for the national highway no.1 if traffic jams occur, and meet security and defence requirements.
Following the approval of construction plans and application of COVID-19 prevention and control measures, hundreds of basic construction projects in Hau Giang Province have recommenced with a busy atmosphere. The section between the National Highway 61C (in Vi Thanh City) and Vinh Vien Town in Long My District, under provincial road 931, is being completed with high determination from the contractors and investors. It is expected to be open for trial on December 31./.