HA NOI — Construction on a belt road linking Nhat Tan Bridge to Cau Giay junction began yesterday as part of an urban transportation project funded by preferential World Bank loans and charter capital worth US$300 million.
It is expected to be 58-64m in width and consist of two lanes for cars, one for buses and two for mixed vehicles. It would serve as one of the main urban routes and reduce travel times from the city centre to west and northwest Ha Noi.
Deputy Chairman of Ha Noi People's Committee Nguyen Van Khoi said the belt road was a critical component in completing the link between Noi Bai International Airport and the city, thus promoting socio-economic development.
He requested the city's Department of Transportation to monitor project progress and quality, aiming for completion before Lunar New Year 2013. — VNS