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$4bn ring road for Ha Noi

Update: August, 04/2012 - 07:44

HA NOI – By 2020, a ring road will link Ha Noi to nearby cities and towns within a radius of 40-60km.

The Transport Engineering Design Incorporation (TEDI) unveiled a detailed plan for the road yesterday in the capital city.

The road will traverse 340km through eight cities and provinces in the northern main economic region including Ha Noi, Hoa Binh, Ha Nam, Thai Binh, Hai Duong, Bac Giang, Thai Nguyen and Vinh Phuc.

The VND86 trillion (US$4.1 billion) project will be built in four sections surrounding the capital city: Son Tay – Phu Ly, Phu Ly-Bac Giang, Bac Giang – Thai Nguyen and Thai Nguyen – Son Tay.

Beginning soon, local authorities will install signs delineating these sections.

The road will be constructed from a combination of existing national highways and new 2-4 lane-roads.

From 2020-30, all the roads in the ring will be upgraded to have at least four lanes.

This is the fifth ring road constructed in the capital. — VNS

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