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Highway 1A expansion to take two years

Update: March, 25/2013 - 09:42
The expansion of National Highway No 1 in the central province of Quang Nam started yesterday (Mar 24) and is expected to be completed in two years.—Ilustrative image

QUANG NAM (VNS)— The expansion of National Highway No 1 in the central province of Quang Nam started yesterday and is expected to be completed in two years.

Considered the most important highway in Viet Nam, National Highway No 1 runs through half of the provinces and cities in the country, linking Ha Noi, Da Nang, HCM City and Can Tho.

The 40km expansion will run through the central province of Quang Nam. Over VND1.6 trillion (US$80 million) will be poured into the work.

Attending the ground-breaking ceremony yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said that the expansion would help reduce traffic accidents and boost socio-economic development in the province and the central region as a whole.

He urged the project's investor - the Civil Engineering Construction Corporation No.5 (Cienco 5) - and constructors to ensure quality. Local authorities have been asked to deal with land clearance, compensation and resettlement for people in affected areas. — VNS



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