North-South expressway project falls behind schedule due to compensation plan

The Ministry of Transport (MoT) has just reported that the progress of site clearance of the North-South expressway in the period of 2021-2025 through two provinces of Khanh Hoa and Phu Yen fell behind the schedule, affecting the progress of the entire project.
Specifically, all three component projects of Van Phong - Nha Trang, Quy Nhon - Chi Thanh and Chi Thanh - Van Phong have not yet made a plan for compensation and resettlement support. 

The main reason is that the People's Committees of Khanh Hoa and Phu Yen have not yet issued the compensation prices for recovered land areas and crops . 

Besides, another reason is that several recovered areas are not listed in the land use plan until 2030 and the land use plan in 2022; meanwhile, the Ministry of Transport requested to hand over 70 percent of the site for construction and install bidding packages before November 20 and hand over the entire remaining sites in the second quarter of 2023.
Additionally, the MoT urged the provincial People’s Committee of Khanh Hoa and Phu Yen to promulgate compensation upon the land and crop recovered by the State, accelerate the counting, make plans for compensation and resettlement support, build resettlement areas and relocate technical infrastructure and so on.
North-South expressway project falls behind schedule due to compensation plan ảnh 1 Hoa Long resettlement area in Ba Ria City is under construction to support households affected by the first phase of Bien Hoa - Vung Tau expressway project. (Photo: Nong Ngan)
The ministry informed that the preparation progress for investment into the Bien Hoa - Vung Tau expressway is also delayed. According to the plan, the component projects under the first phase of the Bien Hoa - Vung Tau expressway project must complete the necessary procedures for approval of the feasibility study report before November 20.
However, the project has not been approved yet for the environmental impact assessment report, and has not submitted the feasibility study reports of component projects. Therefore, the MoT asked the People’s Committees of Dong Nai and Ba Ria- Vung Tau provinces to direct investors of the sub-projects to speed up the  progress of the project's implementation.

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