The Vietnamese government announced plans to construct a $1.3 billion highway project in the Mekong Delta that will connect to major Cambodian road networks like National Road 2.
The massive project will be developed by the Vietnam government’s Cuu Long Corporation for Investment Development and Project Management of Infrastructure. It will connect Chau Doc to the Cambodia-Vietnam border city of Soc Trang, partially following parallel to the Bassac River and alongside Vietnam’s National Highway 91.
The first phase of the 155 km project will start in 2023 and is expected to be completed in three years. The highway will have a speed limit of 120 km per hour.
The massive project will improve logistics links with Cambodia and connect to major Cambodian roadways like National Road 2.
The project will encompass the construction of 130 bridges and 50 intersections that will connect to major roadways in the Mekong Delta.