BA RIA - VUNG TAU (VNS)— Provincial authorities in Ba Ria-Vung Tau broke ground yesterday morning for the construction of a 12km bypass on National Highway No. 56.
The road will connect National Highway No 56 in Ba Ria City's Hoa Long Commune with National Highway No 51 in Tan Hai Commune of Tan Thanh District in Dong Nai Province, avoiding Ba Ria City.
Construction of the four-lane bypass will cost VND1.167 trillion (over US$56 million) and will be completed in three years.
Vu Ngoc Thao, Director of the Ba Ria - Vung Tau Department of Transport, said when completed, the bypass will significantly reduce the distance that goods and materials from industrial parks and ports along Thi Vai River in Tan Thanh have to travel to reach National Highway No 1 and Bien Hoa - Vung Tau Highway.
It will also shorten the distance from industrial parks and ports in Ba Ria-Vung Tau to the Southern Focal Economic Zone, the Southern Central Region and the Central Highlands provinces.
The National Highway No 56 which runs from Ba Ria City to Long Khanh in Dong Nai Province, is over 50 km long. — VNS