QTV – Quang Ninh People’s Committee held a ground breaking ceremony for the Ha Long – Hai Phong Highway Construction. Prime Minister, Nguyen Tan Dung, and leaders from Central Ministries, branches and localities attended the ceremony.
|A ground breaking ceremony for the Ha Long – Hai Phong Highway Construction|
The 26 km long Ha Long – Hai Phong Highway is designed with four lanes for vehicles to run at a maxium speed of 100 kms per hour. The project is divided into two parts. The first is a highway linking Ha Long City to Bach Dang Bridge, Quang Yen Town, with total length of nearly 20 kms. This highway will be built at a total cost of over 6.4 trillion VND in 24 months. The second part involves Bach Dang Bridge, with a total investment of 7.6 trillion VND.
|The new Ha Long – Hai Phong Highway will reduce the travel time from Ha Noi to Ha Long to one hour and a half.|
Once operational by 2017, the highway will help shorten the distance between Ha Long and Ha Noi by 60 kms, reducing the travel time from Ha Noi to Ha Long to one hour and a half. The new highway will create the opportunity to boost Quang Ninh’s socio–economic development.
Translated by Thu Giang