|The 70km-road section, which belongs to the project of Expanding National Highway No 1, was completed two months ahead the schedule. — Photo VNA
QUANG TRI (VNS) — A section of National Highway No 1 in central Quang Tri Province was put into operation yesterday.
The 70km-road section, which belongs to the project of Expanding National Highway No 1, was completed two months ahead the schedule.
The Expanding National Highway No 1 project from Ha Noi to Can Tho City in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta is a key national project, said deputy chairman of the Quang Tri Province's People's Committee, Nguyen Quan Chinh.
Speaking at the ceremony, the vice Minister of Transport Le Dinh Tho said, the road section would help to meet the increasing demand for transport as well as to reduce traffic jams and accidents on National Highway 1.
"The road would serve the socio-economy and ensure national defence and security for the Quang Tri Province in particular and for the whole central region in general," he said.
Besides, the Ministry of Transport also highly appreciated the efforts of the investor, Project Management Board 6, to complete the construction ahead of schedule.
The ministry asked the Project Management Board 6 and BOT investors to finish the remaining construction items as well as ensure regular maintenance work.
Meanwhile, Chinh said the local people's support had helped the project to complete ahead of schedule.
Expanding the highway in Quang Tri Province includes two phases. In the first phase, 70km of road was invested by the Project Management Board 6.
The second phase of building 15 km of road will be invested under the build-operation-transfer (BOT) model by Truong Thinh Group and Truong Son Construction Corporation.
The road section throughout the province is six lanes with a width of 20.5m.
Chinh asked the ministry to invest in building and upgrading the road passing the Hien Luong Bridge area, Hai Lang and Ho Xa townships.
The roads in the areas were seriously degraded. — VNS