|The officer is checking the road surface. Hot weather is one of the main reasons to cause damage on the roads. — VNA/VNS Photo
HA NOI (VNS) — Damage to the surfaces of the Ho Chi Minh Highway and National Highway 1 has prompted Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang to order the strict inspection of these highways.
Accordingly, the Directorate for Roads of Viet Nam, management boards and investors yesterday were asked to check the surfaces of the roads.
Due to the extremely hot weather, the surfaces of the two highways are sometime measured at over 60 degree Celsius. Officials said such heat could damage the surfaces, which must be strong enough to allow for the passage of heavy trucks.
Thang also said that solutions need to be developed to end the caving in of the road surface.
Further, repair work must be carried out when damage to the road is discovered to ensure it is safe for vehicles.
The upgrading of National Highway 1 and Ho Chi Minh Highway is scheduled to be completed this year.
Earlier, the minister asked the Directorate for Roads of Viet Nam to increase inspections and repair problems on all roads throughout the country. — VNS