|Vehicles travel along the Nam Dinh–Ha Nam road which was officially opened on Saturday. The road is of national importance to socio-economic development as well as security and defence in the southern part of the Red River Delta. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Truong
NAM DINH (VNS)— The northern provinces of Nam Dinh and Ha Nam officially opened a road linking both localities on Saturday.
The road is of national importance to the social and economic development, as well as the security and defence of the southern part of the Red River Delta, according to Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang.
The project was approved by the Prime Minister in 2007, at a cost of VND3.8 trillion (US$180.9 million).
The 25.1-km road connects Nam Dinh Province's My Loc District and Ha Nam's Phu Ly City. It has four lanes and allows vehicles to travel at speeds up to 80km per hour.
The section within Nam Dinh Province linking Nam Dinh City and its My Loc District, stretching 3.9km, was inaugurated and put into operation in June 2012.
The remaining road, from My Loc to Ha Nam Province's Phu Ly City, was built under the Build-Transfer plan during four years of construction.
The inter-provincial road is joined to the highway from Ha Noi to the regional province of Ninh Binh. Together, they are expected to assist the region's trading with other provinces across Viet Nam. — VNS