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Upgrade work begins on central highway

Update: March, 10/2014 - 08:00

DA NANG (VNS) — Construction on a new stretch of the Da Nang-Quang Ngai highway began in the central city of Da Nang yesterday.

The road is estimated to cost over $94 million and is being funded by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The 8km section starts in Hoa Vang District in the central city of Da Nang. It will run through National Highway 14B and over seven bridges. The latest work follows the first phase of the project, which began in November last year.

As part of the North-South expressway project, the $1.47 billion Da Nang-Quang Ngai highway will be nearly 140km in length with four lanes, and construction is scheduled for completion in 2017. Once operational, the highway will help effectively promote socio-economic development in the central region.

It is also expected to facilitate international transport from the Viet Nam-Laos-Cambodia economic triangle area through the East -West Corridor to ports in the central area of Viet Nam. — VNS



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