|Sand dredged on the Vàm Cỏ Đông River in the southwestern province of Tây Ninh, some 100km from HCM City. — VNA/VNS Photo Lê Đức Hoảnh|
For instance, a contractor of the Bến Lức-Long Thành Highway said that only half of the road foundation had been built; some 80,000 cubic metres of sand are missing to complete the project’s foundation.
“We are having a headache due to sand scarcity. Foundation sand was VNĐ120,000 (US$5.2) per cubic metre, now it has risen to more than VNĐ200,000 ($8.7) per cubic metre,” he said.
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