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Buon Ma Thuot's six-lane road begins

Update: September, 26/2015 - 08:48
Construction started on Thursday (Sept 24) on the six-lane Dong Tay (East West) road, the most modern of its kind in Buon Ma Thuot in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak.

With a length of 6,900 metres, the road starts at the Le Duan – Dinh Tien Hoang intersection. The road connects with National Road 27, which leads to the Buon Ma Thuot airport.

With total investment of VND998 billion (US$44 million), the road with a width of more than 58 metres, is invested in by Buon Ma Thuot City's People's Committee, which is expected to be finished after 32 months of construction.


Binh Dinh sets up coconut association

The central province of Binh Dinh's People's Committee has issued a decision to establish the Hoai Nhon Coconut Association, which has been approved by the province's Department of Home Affairs. It will be under the management of Hoai Nhon District's People' Committee.

The association aims to strengthen linkages among businesses, organisations and individuals that grow coconut and process and sell products made of coconut in Hoai Nhon District as well as develop the coconut industry in the central region.

Binh Dinh has the third largest coconut cultivation area in the country. The province's total coconut cultivation area is 9,589 hectares.


Binh Duong trade surplus tops $2.5b

The southern province of Binh Duong reported a trade surplus of more than $2.5 billion in the first nine months of the year. Export turnover rose 17.6 per cent year-on-year to $14 billion.

The key export items such as textiles and garments, footwear, wood products, phones and their parts, as well as electronics saw a strong turnover increase, ranging from 11.2 to 15.8 per cent.

Traditional export markets for the province include the US, EU, Japan and ASEAN. Most export companies have orders until the end of this year.


Cu Mong Tunnel to be built

Work on Cu Mong Tunnel construction will start today at the Cu Mong mountain pass in the central province of Binh Dinh. The tunnel is part of National Highway 1, connecting Binh Dinh and Phu Yen provinces.

The project is 6.62km long, including a 2.6km-long tunnel and entrance areas.

It will be built under a Build-Operation-Transfer and Build-Transfer model with total investment of VND3,921 billion ($175 million).

The tunnel was designed following the New Australian Tunneling Method. It is expected to be completed within 48 months.


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