(HBO) – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and a working delegation on May 27 inspected the construction of the Hoa Binh – Moc Chau (Son La) expressway at the starting section (Km29, Hoa Lac-Hoa Binh road, Ky Son ward, Hoa Binh city).

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh discusses with leaders of the Ministry of Transport and Hoa Binh province about the determination to invest in Hoa Binh - Moc Chau expressway. 

Welcoming and working with the delegation were Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Ngo Van Tuan; Vice Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People's Council Bui Duc Hinh; Vice Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Bui Van Khanh; and Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Quach Tat Liem; and leaders of a number of departments and sectors. 

The starting point of the Hoa Binh - Moc Chau expressway project is Km29 of Hoa Lac - Hoa Binh road in Ky Son ward of Hoa Binh city, and the end point is Km84+600 (or Km69+800 on National Highway 43), in Phieng Luong commune, Son La province’s Moc Chau district, with a total length of 84.6 km, of which 53 km lies to Hoa Binh territory. It passes through Hoa Binh city, Da Bac and Mai Chau districts and Van Ho and Moc Chau districts of Son La. 

The project is divided into three sub-projects. In the territory of Hoa Binh province are the Km0-Km19 sub-project of connecting the Hoa Binh - Hanoi region and Son La expressway (Hoa Binh - Moc Chau), and the Km19-Km53 section. 

The Km0-Km19 section has a total investment of 4.12 trillion VND (177.6 million USD) in the first phase, of which 2.5 trillion VND is sourced from the central budget and the rest, the local coffer. Construction on the sub-project is expected to be implemented from 2022-2027. 

Meanwhile, the K19-K53 section has a total investment of 9.77 trillion VND. Of the total, 4.65 trillion VND is expected to be allocated from the Socio-Economic Recovery and Development Programme. 

To make the project soon be implemented smoothly, Hoa Binh province proposed to the Prime Minister to assign the provincial People's Committee to be the agency in charge of the Km19-Km53 project, and decide on the official allocation of the central budget capital for the project, and continue to pay attention to supporting the province for the lack capital to invest in completing the section. 

Photo: Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh discusses a plan to build an expressway through Hoa Binh province. 

Inspecting at the starting point of the project, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said that the Government will arrange capital for the locality. He asked the province to proactively coordinate with the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the Ministry of Transport to remove obstacles related to procedures. 

The Prime Minister also requested Hoa Binh and Son La provinces to actively coordinate and launch an emulation movement to implement the project, and assigned ministries and sectors to actively coordinate, support and assist localities in carrying out the project./.


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