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22/09/2020 - 16:41

Ministry of Transport responds to voters on upgrading National highway 62 and N2

The Ministry of Transport (MoT) has just sent an official letter to the National Assembly delegation of Long An province to respond to the proposal of the voters of Long An province to expand and upgrade the National highway (NH) 62 and NH N2.

Long An province repeatedly proposes ministries and branches to expand and upgrade NH 62

Long An province repeatedly proposes ministries and branches to expand and upgrade NH 62

Accordingly, the MoT received a recommendation from the voters of Long An province with the content: "To prioritize the allocation of capital to expand and invest in upgrading NH 62 and NH N2, the section passing Long An province because these roads are now seriously degraded, while the traffic volume is increasing, there is a potential risk of losing traffic safety due to the current scale of not meeting the transport demand".

Voters also proposed to soon invest in NH N1, which crosses the Long An province because this route contributes to both socio-economic development and security and defense in the border area. At the same time, it is proposed to have a policy for adding to the traffic planning of the southern key economic region of the city's dynamic traffic axis of HCM - Long An - Tien Giang, supporting Long An province with capital investment in building 3 bridges over Can Giuoc river, Vam Co Dong river, Vam Co Tay river and road construction investment plan to contribute to development Socio-economic region, and improving the lives of people.

Regarding the voter recommendations mentioned above, the MoT said that it has assigned the units to make reports on pre-feasibility study, report on investment proposals for projects: Upgrading NH N2 route, Chon Thanh - Duc Hoa section, Duc Hoa - My An section and My An - Cao Lanh section, upgrading NH 62 passing section Long An province, upgrading the whole NH N1 route through Long An, Dong Thap, An Giang and Kien Giang provinces for the proposal to invest in upgrading NH 62, NH N2, NH N1, which pass through Long An province. Accordingly, it is expected to include these projects in the medium-term public investment plan for the period 2021-2025.

After being assigned by the National Assembly and the Government with the total medium-term public investment capital for the period 2021-2025, the MoT will coordinate with ministries, agencies and localities to review the priority order, arrange and select projects. An important and urgent project to invest in this period to suit resources, submit to the Government, the National Assembly for approval as a basis for implementing additional proposals for planning the city's dynamic traffic axis of HCM - Long An - Tien Giang and supporting capital investment in construction of 3 bridges crossing Can Giuoc river, Vam Co Dong river and Vam Co Tay river. The MoT has agreed with the leaders of Long An province on the policy of supplementing the planning, bringing the driving force of Ho Chi Minh city - Long An - Tien Giang into the national road network planning.

Currently, the MoT is implementing the planning of the national road network according to the Planning Law. The MoT has instructed relevant agencies to coordinate with agencies of Ho Chi Minh city, Long An and Tien Giang provinces to study in the planning process to synthesize and submit to the Prime Minister for consideration and decision. 

The proposed construction investment implementation, the MoT will study after the Prime Minister's approval to supplement the plan. In the case that the above-mentioned route is in the local transportation development plan, the People's Committees of provinces and cities are requested to actively arrange local budgets and call for capital sources to soon implement and respond, meeting the needs of marine economic development in combination with national defense and security protection.

The section of NH 62 passing through ward 6 has just been expanded

The section of NH 62 passing through ward 6 has just been expanded

Particularly NH 62, as Bao Long An has repeatedly reflected, NH 62 is 77km long, passing through the localities such as Tan An city, Thanh Hoa district, Tan Thanh district, Moc Hoa district and Kien Tuong town have been invested and put into use for a long time, so they are seriously degraded, the narrow road surface can no longer meet development needs.

Currently, this route is frequently congested, especially on holidays and Tet. In addition, the infrastructure is weak, so traffic accidents often happen.

Therefore, the investment to expand NH 62 is very necessary. In fact, Long An province has repeatedly proposed in writing documents and directly to the MoT to soon invest in upgrading and expanding this road./.

By Le Duc – Translated by Duc Tam