|Google Map’s snapshot of the proposed Cổ Tiết-Hòa Lạc Highway |Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — A proposal has been sent to the Ministry of Transport on constructing a highway from Hà Nội to northern Phú Thọ Province, requesting an estimated VNĐ3.7 trillion (US$165 million) investment.
According to the proposal, the Cổ Tiết-Hòa Lạc Highway will be built under a build-operate-transfer model as part of Hồ Chí Minh Highway.
The 38-km highway will stretch from Tam Nông District of northern Phú Thọ Province to the intersection of Hòa Lạc-Hòa Bình Expressway in Hà Nội’s Thạch Thất District.
Hồ Chí Minh Highway’s management board said there needed to be an additional route along with the existing Highway 32 from Cổ Tiết Commune of Tam Nông District to Hà Nội’s Trung Hà Bridge to meet the increasing demands of travellers and transporters.
The new highway will also connect with Hà Nội’s city centre through Thăng Long Avenue and with Hòa Bình City of northern Hoà Bình Province through Hòa Lạc-Hòa Bình Expressway, helping complete the national highway network, boost socio-economic development and ensure security and defence.
The first phase of the plan has two 12m-wide lanes with a designated speed of 80km per hour.
Once completed, it will feature four to six lanes, permitting speeds of up to 100km per hour.
Some 125.4ha of land will be cleared to make room for the project.
Land clearance and local household relocation will be assigned to People’s Committees of Phú Thọ Province and Hà Nội. If approved, the project will be inaugurated next year and finished by the first quarter of 2020. — VNS