HCM CITY (VNS) — The Ministry of Transport has approved a plan to build 57 rest stops along Ho Chi Minh Highway with a total investment of VND5.7 trillion (US$271 million) by 2030.
Accordingly, the ministry will give priorities to build rest stops at regions that have high traffic density and are far from large urban areas by 2020. The remaining rest stops will be built in the following 10 years.
Dat Mui in southern Ca Mau Province; Buon Ma Thuot, Chon Thanh and Dong Xoai in Binh Phuoc; and Tuy Loan in central Da Nang City will be the largest scale rest stops with an average investment of VND160 billion and an area of 10 hectares each. The ministry stated that investments for the projects will be mobilised from several sources through Public–Private Partnership (PPP) and Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT). The highway has a length of 3,183km, running through 28 provinces and cities. The highway starts in northern Cao Bang Province and ends in Ca Mau Province in the Mekong Delta region.— VNS