|A 35-km section of Highway 1 that runs through central Ha Tinh Province opened to traffic yesterday.
HA TINH (VNS)— A 35-km section of Highway 1 that runs through central Ha Tinh Province opened to traffic yesterday.
The six-lane section runs from the province's Xuan Vien Commune in Nghi Xuan District to Thach Viet Commune in Thach Ha District and includes nine bridges.
The VND 2 trillion (US$94 million) BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) construction was built by the Ministry of Transport's Civil Engineering Construction Corporation 4 as part of an overall project to expand National Highway 1 by 2016. It was completed in 16 months, nine months ahead of schedule. Deputy transport minister Truong Tan Vien applauded the contractor's success in finishing the project in a timely manner.
"The project's implementation is a good experience in site clearance and construction safety," he told the Voice of Viet Nam (VOV).
National Highway 1 runs through 31 provinces and cities, from Huu Nghi Border Gate in Lang Son Province to Ca Mau Province. By expanding it, authorities hope to reduce traffic accidents and congestion and promote the country's social and economic development. —VNS