Deputy PM works with Hanoi on essential projects

Friday, 2017-02-17 10:59:29
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Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung (centre) inspects the Belt Road No. 3 expansion project, Mai Dich-Noi Bai section. Photo: VGP
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NDO – Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung led a working team on February 17 to inspect and work with the Hanoi People’s Committee on the city’s important and urgent transport infrastructure projects aimed at handling local traffic congestion.

There remain a number of shortcomings in Hanoi’s transport infrastructure that affect local socio-economic development as well as the local people’s lives, including increasingly serious traffic congestion, a lack of safe water, environmental pollution, air pollution and inundation during the rainy season, the deputy PM said.

He asked the city to review technical infrastructure planning and make relevant adjustments; outline investment plans for key and urgent projects; select priority investment projects and build mechanisms to mobilise capital for them, particularly from non-state sources; closely control the progress of works as well as investment efficiency; and give special attention to environmental issues while implementing projects.

Concerning the field of transport, Deputy PM Dung urged focusing investment on urgent transport facilities, traffic junctions, belt road routes and parking lots.

The implementation of the An Duong-Thanh Nien intersection must ensure the requirements on the architectural aspect, anti-flooding and traffic congestion alleviation for the capital city, he said, asking Hanoi to work with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to establish a project examination council gathering scientists and consult with public opinion before starting construction.

Inspecting the construction site of the Belt Road No. 3 expansion project (the Mai Dich-Noi Bai section) and the flyover projects on An Duong and Nghi Tam streets, the deputy PM encouraged investors, advisory units and contractors to ensure the work progress and quality as well as labour safety during the project's implementation, in order to soon put the facilities into operation to handle the problem of traffic congestion for the capital.