|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at the inauguration of the Phan Thiet - Dau Giay section was held in the south-central province of Binh Thuan
The inauguration ceremony of the Phan Thiet - Dau Giay section was held in the south-central province of Binh Thuan in the presence of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.
The event for the Mai Son - National Highway 45 section took place in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa and was attended by Deputy PM Tran Hong Ha. The two events were connected via videoconference.
In his speech, PM Chinh stressed that developing infrastructure, especially transport one, is a strategic breakthrough identified by the Party and State.
Vietnam targets 3,000km and 5,000km of expressways by 2025 and 2030, respectively. Meanwhile, only about 1,000km was built between 2000 and 2020. Therefore, the remaining workload is extremely heavy, he pointed out.
As the North - South corridor always plays a critically important role as it serves as the economic and transport artery of the country, the eastern North - South Expressway with the total length of 2,063km was planned to create momentum for localities along this corridor to make breakthroughs and tap into their potential and advantages.
He also highlighted the importance of the Mai Son - National Highway 45 and Phan Thiet - Dau Giay sections to socio-economic development in Binh Thuan, Dong Nai, Ninh Binh, Thanh Hoa, nearby localities, and the country as a whole.
Also on April 29, PM Chinh inspected the construction progress of the Vinh Hao - Phan Thiet section of the eastern North - South Expressway. The over-100km section in Binh Thuan province is invested with nearly 11 trillion VND and had its work started in November 2020.