The Resolution of the 10th Tay Ninh Provincial Party Congress defined a key goal in the 2016-2020 period as “focusing on investment in socioeconomic infrastructure development, especially traffic infrastructure, to serve local industrialization and modernization needs.” This is also one of four breakthrough stages for development of the province.
Carrying out the resolution, many key traffic projects have been invested to connect regions and motivate rapid and sustainable local socioeconomic development.
Tay Ninh province’s leaders actively worked with and proposed to the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Transport investment mechanisms for Ho Chi Minh City - Moc Bai Expressway. The province worked with Ho Chi Minh City to ask the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Transport to assign Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee to act as a lead agency in charge of calling for investment for the expressway project in a public-private partnership form approved by the Prime Minister. Currently, the two localities have signed a coordination plan and urgently prepared for the launch of the project, which is expected to be put into operation by 2025.
Tay Ninh province also added the Go Dau - Xa Mat Expressway to the Vietnam Expressway Network Development Plan, approved by the Prime Minister; and proposed the Government and the Ministry of Defense invest in a border patrol road where the first phase of construction was completed with 130 km built in Tay Ninh province.
The Ministry of Transport also put forth an investment scheme for Ho Chi Minh Road, which was added to the medium-term public investment plan in 2021-2025. The National Highway 22B maintenance and improvement project was implemented by the Vietnam Road Administration in three years (2018, 2019 and 2020). The VND255 billion project basically improved traffic safety. The ministry accepted 28 out of 30 proposed bridges in the province. When the Ministry of Transport built Binh Loi Bridge, Tay Ninh province proposed adding an ICD depot in Hung Thuan commune - Trang Bang town to the development plan, which was approved by the ministry; and planned the extended canal from the Saigon River to Ben Cui commune, Duong Minh Chau district. This is an important project of strategic significance, aimed to unlock local waterway advantages. Currently, relevant agencies are preparing to select investors to commence the project in early 2021.
Besides effectively operational projects are working well to support local development, including An Hoa Bridge, Provincial Roads 782, 784 and 793, Dat Set - Ben Cui Road that links to Provincial Road 744 (Binh Duong).
In 2021-2025, the transport sector of Tay Ninh province will focus further on tapping local potential and promoting its advantages to create breakthroughs in transport infrastructure development, especially the transport infrastructure linked to southern key economic regions; and utilizing its advantages as a gateway to the South-West economic corridor of the Greater Mekong sub-region (GMS) countries. Specifically, the province will actively coordinate with the Ministry of Transport, central bodies and provinces to formulate national sector plans and provincial master plans for the 2021-2030 period, with a vision to 2050, to lay the groundwork for development investment department and the long-term development orientation in the coming time. It will continue to carry out some key projects such as Ho Chi Minh City - Moc Bai Expressway, Ho Chi Minh Road (put into operation before 2025), and Go Dau - Xa Mat Expressway - Phase 1 (to Tay Ninh City). It will ask central authorities for improving and expanding National Road 22B and Trans-Asia Road.
In 2021, the transport industry of Tay Ninh will focus on developing the transport infrastructure system by maximizing local advantages as the nearest gateway from Ho Chi Minh City to Cambodia; prioritize traffic routes linked to Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong, Long An and Binh Phuoc; invest in and upgrade roads linked to tourist sites, industrial parks and commodity hubs with inland waterway ports, ICDs and processing factories to make transformational changes in transport infrastructure development to meet socioeconomic development needs.
Source: Vietnam Business Forum