A lack of budget
Currently, the Trung Luong - My Thuan Expressway is 17m wide with 4 lanes. There are six emergency stopping points, each four to five kilometers apart, but no dedicated stop lanes on the two sides.
According to the Ministry of Transport, the Trung Luong - My Thuan Expressway was built in accordance with the Decision No. 5019 dated December 31, 2014 of the Ministry with guidance on the design and organization of traffic in the first phase of construction. The Ministry also ensures each stop point allows two trucks to be parked at the same time.
Former Deputy Minister of Transport confirmed that all expressways in the Government’s network are designed to have four to six lanes and a speed limit of 80 to 120 kilometers per hour once they pass the first phase of investment.
No highway to Dat Mui, Ca Mau Cape
There is no highway currently planned for the section leading from Ca Mau City to Dat Mui Commune, said Director of Ca Mau Department of Transport. Due to low transport demand, the section mainly consists of local roads and inland waterways to reduce logistics costs, the Ministry of Transport explained.
However, Ca Mau Province itself proposed for a highway leading to the upcoming seaport at Hon Khoai, Tan An commune, Ngoc Hien District worth US$3.5 billion. The project is promised to bring economic support to the region.
The Ministry of Transport had decided to reconsider the proposal.