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Efforts to complete the last piece of the highway chain across the province


With the will of self-reliance and self-reliance, after 7 years from the date of commencement of the first expressway (2015), at the end of 2022, Quang Ninh will officially put the Van Don - Mong Cai expressway into operation, to finish connecting Mong Cai international border gate with the country's major economic center, Hanoi, completing a chain of highways along the province with a length of nearly 200km. Although construction in a very difficult context, but with unremitting efforts, Quang Ninh's breakthrough work will be rewarded.

Van Don - Mong Cai Expressway was started in mid-2019 in a proud mood, when at the end of 2018 Quang Ninh had just opened the Hai Phong - Ha Long - Van Don expressway, which was evaluated by the Ministry of Transport and the Government. The price is a miracle, a new breakthrough, a typical locality in traffic infrastructure construction in the country, where development ideas are born.

However, after only half a year, when the preparations for the construction organization were starting, across the border the Covid-19 epidemic broke out strongly and spread globally. A series of measures to prevent the disease have been implemented, including social distancing...

A section of Van Don - Mong Cai highway seen from above.

This greatly affects all activities of social life, including directly affecting the construction site of Van Don - Mong Cai expressway when the supply chain is interrupted, the mobilization of labor, equipment and Technical experts have difficulty traveling between the separated areas. In particular, the price of raw materials continuously increased, especially iron and steel increased 2 times compared to before the epidemic; The site clearance is the largest ever with nearly 190 hectares of land to be acquired in a short time, involving thousands of households and many other public works...

The construction sites of Van Don - Mong Cai expressway were transformed into a closed state; localities proactively prepare separate concentrated isolation areas for workers, workers participating in highway construction to promptly replenish human resources. Particularly, the difficulty in raw material costs has been resolved through the addition of capable contractors and the transfer of volumes and items between different bidding packages.

With faith and energy, synchronism in operation and direction, after more than 1,000 days of determination to overcome difficulties, Van Don - Mong Cai Expressway has opened the entire route and basically completed the main construction items. At present, the project is focusing on finishing work, all staff and workers on the construction site are promoting the will to advance "to overcome the sun, overcome the rain", organize the effective implementation of the work with the determination to not to disrupt development.

Van Don - Mong Cai Expressway is a special expressway, not only the last section of the expressway chain along the province, but also holds many records of Quang Ninh such as: The project has the fastest land clearance progress ever. now; owns the most bridges across the sea, across rivers and streams (with 32 bridges on the whole route); owns the longest Van Tien bridge in the province today. The project also has many items that not only achieve a record of scale, but also a record of time, imbued with the drastic, innovative and breakthrough elements of Quang Ninh under any circumstances. Van Don - Mong Cai Expressway is completing the final items to put into operation in the third quarter of 2022.

According to the latest plan approved by the Provincial People's Committee, the project will be put into operation in the third quarter of 2022. Up to now, the project completion items are being completed in a very urgent construction atmosphere of nearly 2,000 officials and workers, with hundreds of construction projects being deployed simultaneously in 3 consecutive shifts. continuously, without rest. This is also a very time consuming stage and requires very strict technical and artistic requirements.

It can be seen that, after many efforts, the last "piece" of the highway chain along the province is gradually being completed, creating a fairly complete "picture" of the development of transport infrastructure in Quang Ninh. Once the expressway is formed, Quang Ninh will be the province that owns the longest highway in Vietnam today, the only coastal highway connecting directly and synchronously to all three economic zones including: Quang Yen Coastal Economic Zone, Economic Zone Van Don and Mong Cai Border Gate Economic Zone, in line with Quang Ninh's territorial spatial organization orientation: "One center, two routes, multi-dimensional, two breakthroughs", widening the door connecting Vietnam, ASEAN with China, welcome many new opportunities.