A section of the HCM City-Long Thanh-Dau Giay expressway. The new Viet Nam expressway development plan focused on building a North-South expressway route and expressways which link big cities, namely Ha Noi, HCM City and Da Nang. — VNA/VNS Photo Trang Duong
HA NOI (VNS) — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung ratified a plan for Viet Nam expressway development by 2020 with a vision toward 2030.
The plan is aimed at forming a national expressway network that connects key economic centres, key border gates and transport hubs at high speed.
The plan focuses on building a North-South expresway route and expressways which link big cities, namely Ha Noi, HCM City and Da Nang, and routes leading to large seaports.
The expressway network will associate with the existing network and help ease traffic congestion in cities.
The new scheme defines 21 routes with the total length of 6,411km.
Under the plan, the northern system includes 14 expressways connecting Ha Noi with other provinces with a total length of 1,368km while the southern network has seven routes stretching 983km.The Central and Central Highlands expressway system consists of three routes with a total length of 264km.
The north-south expressway consists of two routes stretching over 3,083km. — VNS