On June 6, speaking at the panel discussion of the 3rd session of the 15th National Assembly on the construction project of the Bien Hoa – Vung Tau expressway (phase 1), delegate Nguyen Thi Yen, Deputy Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee, Mr. Standing on behalf of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the National Assembly Delegation of Ba Ria-Vung Tau province said that expressway projects help connect inter-regional traffic, create regional links, improve traffic congestion, etc.
Delegate Nguyen Thi Yen said, for the Bien Hoa – Vung Tau expressway project, when built and put into use, it will help promote the advantages of traffic connecting the southern key economic region, while reducing Traffic pressure for QL51.
In fact, National Highway 51 with a length of more than 80km is almost a “unique” road connecting the southern and western provinces with Ba Ria – Vung Tau. Now, the number of vehicles on National Highway 51 is increasingly crowded, making the route often overloaded and congested in the morning, noon, and evening, inconvenient for people to circulate.
Ms. Yen said, the Bien Hoa – Vung Tau expressway project has a total length of about 53.7km through the two provinces of Dong Nai and Ba Ria – Vung Tau. Since 2009, the Bien Hoa – Vung Tau Expressway Construction Investment Project has been assigned by the Ministry of Transport BVEC (Bien Hoa – Vung Tau Expressway Development Joint Stock Company) to research and invest in the form of a public-private partnership. , but over the past 10 years, the project has not been able to start.
Facing urgent traffic needs, the two provinces of Ba Ria – Vung Tau and Dong Nai have agreed to report to the Ministry of Transport, submit to the Prime Minister and be approved by the Prime Minister in Decision No. 1454 dated September 1, 2021. .
Bien Hoa – Vung Tau Expressway Project only invest in construction from the city section. Bien Hoa, Dong Nai Province to City. Ba Ria, Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province (53.7km long). The remaining sections include the 8.8km section connecting the expressway at the Phu My intersection to Cai Mep – Thi Vai port and the end of the expressway from Ho Chi Minh City. Ba Ria to City. The 15.6km-long Vung Tau is proposed to be separated from the expressway project, assigning Ba Ria – Vung Tau province to take the initiative in capital, investing with the local budget about 10,000 billion VND.
In order to maximize the efficiency of exploitation of the Bien Hoa – Vung Tau expressway, which is expected to be put into use in 2025, Ba Ria – Vung Tau province has focused on investing in traffic routes connecting the region with the expressway. such as: Phuoc An Bridge, Cai Mep – Thi Vai Interport road, Phuoc Hoa – Cai Mep road, coastal roads, Highway 56 intersection with highway.
Currently, Ba Ria – Vung Tau province is also implementing synchronous investment in connecting routes, approved by the Prime Minister to separate from the above-mentioned expressway.
Also according to delegate Nguyen Thi Yen, the Government’s submission to the National Assembly for consideration and approval of investment in the Bien Hoa – Vung Tau expressway project at this meeting is very timely and necessary, bringing great economic efficiency. great for the economy of the southern localities in particular and the whole country in general.
This project will first help solve the overload of vehicle traffic and reduce accidents on the National Highway 51, shortening the travel time from Bien Hoa City to Vung Tau City from 2 hours to 1 hour. Secondly, the Bien Hoa-Vung Tau expressway will become the lifeline in multi-modal traffic connection connecting economic centers, industrial parks, seaport systems including connecting and exploiting copper. walk with the North-South Expressway to the East (12.6 km along this route).
Bien Hoa – Vung Tau Expressway connecting with Long Thanh international airport, expected to go into operation in the first phase in 2025. Connect and maximize the potential of Cai Mep – Thi Vai port cluster, which is a special deep-water seaport of the whole country. water, is one of the 20 largest seaports in the world; the third is to create a driving force for linkage and promote the development of the Southeast region in particular and the Southern key economic region in general.
In addition, in the discussion at the group, delegate Nguyen Thi Yen reported to clarify some issues raised by the Economic Committee through the examination.
Delegate Nguyen Thi Yen said that in the process of implementing planning, Ba Ria – Vung Tau province has updated the convenient connection of seaports, airports, industrial parks, tourism, logistics centers…; select the optimal alignment plan, save money, effectively use investment capital, specifically built routes, connecting with the highway, ensuring high connectivity.
Regarding the form of investment, the Economic Committee has correctly identified the actual situation and pointed out the advantages of choosing public investment for the project. Because according to the current law, if bidding for investor selection is conducted by PPP method, it will not be possible to start the project until March 2024 at the earliest, so it will not guarantee progress. completion, connecting with the East North-South Expressway by 2025.
Regarding the preliminary plan for recovery, compensation, support and resettlement, Ms. Yen stated, the two provinces of Dong Nai and Ba Ria – Vung Tau have coordinated in preliminary counting to prepare the plan for recovery and compensation. support resettlement in the best way for the affected people. With this project, Ba Ria – Vung Tau is determined to direct and operate to ensure the good implementation of compensation and site clearance work, ensure the project progress, harmonize the legitimate rights and interests of people in the area. affected area. Especially, Ba Ria – Vung Tau province will be responsible for allocating the corresponding additional capital in case of an increase in the total investment, including construction costs.
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