1. Introduction of the Project:
Investment and construction of My Thuan – Can Tho Expressway to connect the whole Expressway Route from Ho Chi Minh to Can Tho are urgent demands to:
– Reduce transport volume and traffic jam in NH1A (My Thuan- Can Tho Section) due to status of bottle-neck when Trung Luong- My Thuan Expressway will be completed in 2013.
– Connect 02 big cities such as Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho City to facilitate economic development in the MekongRiver delta.
– Connect urban areas (My Tho City and Vinh Long town) with industrial zones along the route.
* Expressway route: Total length is 24,5km.
– Starting point: Km107+170, this is the intersecting point with NH80 and far from Huyen Bao bridge 75m from My Thuan Bridge.
– End point: Km131+670, this is the intersecting point with NH1A under ChaVa intersection (the Can Tho Bridge Project).
– It shall be invested in accordance with the Expressway Standard of Type A (Bembankment =32,5m).
– Division of investment period: The first stage: It is proposed to construct 4 lanes for expressway and 2 lanes for emergency stoppage (Bembankment = 25m).
* Connecting routes: Total length is 7,82km – the first period:
– Connecting routes 1 (Huyen Bao – My Thuan): it connects from the start point of Expressway to My Thuan Bridge; its length is 1,7km (4 lanes for motorized vehicle and 2 lanes for non-motorized vehicle, Bembankment = 22,5m).
– Connecting route 2 (Tan Phu – Vinh Long): it connects from Tan Phu intersection (Km109+262) to the center of Vinh Long town; its length is 3,65km (2 lanes for motorized vehicle and 2 lanes for non-motorized vehicle, Bembankment = 12m).
– Connecting route 3 (Hoa Phu – Phuoc Yen): it connects from Hoa Phu intersection (Km116+668) to Hoa Phu Industrial Zone and Phuoc Yen Urban Zone of Vinh Long town; its length is 2,47km (2 lanes for motorized vehicle and 2 lanes for non-motorized vehicle, Bembankment = 12m).
2. Construction location: Vinh Long and DongThapProvinces.
3. Total investment cost: it is estimated about 300 million USD, in there:
– Civil works : 160 million USD
– Equipment and other cost : 48 million USD
– Contingency : 60 million USD
– Land acquisition : 32 million USD
4. Preparation of the documents and requirements of Technical Assistance (TA):
a. Preparation of the documents:
+ The Pre-feasibility Study reports: were approved by the Prime Minister at the letter Ref. No. 399/CPCN dated 14 May 2001.
+ The Feasibility Study reports (F/S): were appraised by Ministry of Transport the letter Ref. No. 7910/BGTVT-KHDT dated 29 October 2008.
+ ADB agreed to finance 1.5 million USD for the budget in 2010 to carry out the T/A.
+ Explanation of TA is being reviewed Ministry of Planning & Investment (MPI) to register in the projects’ list.
b. Requirements of contents of TA: Review.
5. Interest of sponsors to the project and form of investment:
– With important location, the project received interest of many agencies such as ADB, JICA, some groups and local investors and foreign investors
– Form of investment: PPP.
6. The proposed schedule:
– Start: The first quarter of 2011.
– Completion: The fourth quarter of 2013