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Work begins on road expansion

Update: February, 10/2014 - 09:01
Work began Saturday on a VND4.8 trillion (US$228.5 million) project to expand an 81km stretch of National Highway 1A in the central province of Quang Ngai.— Photo VGP

QUANG NGAI (VNS)— Work began Saturday on a VND4.8 trillion (US$228.5 million) project to expand an 81km stretch of National Highway 1A in the central province of Quang Ngai.

Funds for expanding a 52km stretch, estimated at VND2.7 trillion ($128.5 million) will be raised through State bonds, while the remaining 29km will be built under the Building-Operation-Transfer (BOT) scheme.

Speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony, Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Van Cong said that the expansion was a key national project that would boost socio-economic development in the province in particular and the nation in general.

He asked the project investor and contractors to work hard and ensure the project is completed on schedule.

In related news, the provincial Department of Construction last Thursday started work on constructing the Chau O Bridge over the Tra Bong River.

The VND158 billion ($7.5 million) bridge, 447m long and 20.5m wide, is one of the packages in the project to expand National Highway 1A in the province. — VNS

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