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Starting construction of the East-West Avenue

13/10/2020 08:00 |

​On the morning of October 6, 2020, the People’s Committee of Ben Tre City held the starting ceremony for the construction of the East-West Avenue, a component of the Viet Nam Urban Expanding and Upgrading Project – Ben Tre City Subproject, Ben Tre province. This is among a variety of works to celebrate the 11th Party Congress of Ben Tre Province, term 2020-2025.

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Delegates attending the project starting ceremony. (Photo by Huyen Trang)

Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Tran Ngoc Tam, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People’s Council Huynh Quang Trieu, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Truc Son, Secretary of Ben Tre City Party Committee Nguyen Van Tuan, Chairman of Ben Tre City People’s Committee Huynh Vinh Khanh attended the ceremony.

According to Chairman of Ben Tre City People’s Committee Huynh Vinh Khanh, the Viet Nam Urban Expanding and Upgrading Project – Ben Tre City Subproject had a total investment of 1,048 billion Vietnamese dongs. The investment items in the project were implemented in accordance with Ben Tre city’s plans and planning, development orientations. Particularly, the East-West Avenue project was invested with the total approved construction and installation package estimate of 216.9 billion Vietnamese dongs. The project has a total land use area of 90,047 square meters, a route length of 2.15 kilometers, and a cross section of 41 meters, with 2 lanes each 10.5 meter wide, 8-meter sidewalk on each side, and a 4-meter wide median strip. The project starts at the intersection with Dong Khoi Avenue and ends at the intersection with Road D5.

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Chairman of Ben Tre City People's Committee Huynh Vinh Khanh introducing the East-West Avenue project. (Photo by Huyen Trang)

The work construction was started on October 6, 2020, and its completion time is 24 months from the commencement date. The project, when completed, will not only contribute to the development of the urban traffic system, but also form the central main axis of the urban area connecting to Dong Khoi Avenue and Road D5 which is under construction.

The East-West Avenue runs through the Phu Khuong urban residential area, which is located in the central part of Ben Tre city. This is a project with synchronous and modern infrastructure planning with ancillary and utility works such as central market, green park, kindergarten, cultural house... which play a big role in urban refurbishment, creation of landscape and ecological environment to serve the community. The East-West Avenue project in particular and the Urban Upgrading project in general will contribute to upgrading infrastructure in low-income residential areas, undertaking the construction of main axes in accordance with local planning that has for years not yet been allocated with capital, and urbanization and socio-economic development of Ben Tre city.

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Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Truc Son making directive comments. (Photo by Huyen Trang)

On behalf of the provincial leadership, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Truc Son would like to thank the ministries and central branches, at the same time acknowledged the efforts and striving of the Party Committee and the people of Ben Tre city, related departments and branches, who have tried hard to complete legal procedures, so that the construction of East-West Avenue and phase 1 items of the project could be started in time to celebrate the 11th Ben Tre Provincial Party Congress, term 2020-2025.

In order for the project to be implemented effectively and with quality, Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Truc Son suggested the investor and the Project Management Unit continue to do well the site clearance; organize the management and implementation of the work to ensure quality and progress according to regulations.

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Ground breaking ceremony for the work. (Photo by Huyen Trang)

The Department of Planning and Investment, the Department of Finance, and the Department of Construction work closely with the City People's Committee to oversee the responsibility under state management; advise the Provincial People's Committee to allocate sufficient counterpart funds for the project; timely support and remove difficulties and problems in project implementation; support the City People's Committee in completing legal formalities to submit to the ministries and central branches for consideration and adjustment of the total project investment.

Written by Huyen Trang

Translated by Truong Hung

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