The Government of Vietnam has approved road development plans for 2021-30. The plan’s draft version specified 25 road construction projects that will be prioritised for funding between 2021 and 2025.

It includes development of 8,294 km of road networks in Vietnam by 2030. Construction plans include work on 2,063 km of new expressways in the Eastern Cluster and 1,205 km for the Western Cluster of the North-South Expressway. Other planned construction includes development of 14 new expressways covering 2,305 km in the north; 10 new expressways covering 1,431 km in the central and central highlands regions; and 10 expressways with a total length of 1,290 km in the south of Vietnam.

By 2030, the government plans to construct 172 national highway routes with a total length of 29,795 km, up from 5,474 km in 2021. It also intends to construct 3,034 km of coastal roads that will connect 28 cities and provinces.

Since June 2021, Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport (MoT) has been drafting the country’s road development plan. In August 2021, MoT signed a build-operate-transfer (BOT) contract for the third segment of the north-south highway using a public-private partnership (PPP) model.