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Part of expanded National Highway 1 opened

Update: June, 02/2015 - 17:06
: Part of the expanded National Highway 1 running through central Quang Binh province helps reduce traffic congestions and boost socioeconomical development. — VNA/VNS Photos Viet Hung

QUANG BINH (VNS) — Part of the expanded National Highway 1 running through central Quang Binh province was opened to traffic this morning.

The work to expand the 30km-long road in the Bo Trach and Quang Trach districts of the central province under a build-operate-transfer contract began in April 2013 and finished in April 2015, seven months earlier than scheduled.

The work with a total investment of more than VND2 trillion (US$91.7 million) expanded the road width to 20.5m, with a speed limit of 80km per hour.

Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Nguyen Huu Hoai spoke at the road inauguration ceremony, noting that the expanded road would play an important role in reducing traffic congestion and accidents on the national highway.

"It will help increase transportation capacity and enhance national security and defence in the province as well as promote socio-economic exchange between the north and south of Viet Nam," he said.

The expanded part is opened for traffic this morning.

Deputy Transport Minister Le Dinh Tho said parts of the National Highway 1A, with a total length of nearly 1,300km from central Thanh Hoa Province to southern Can Tho City, had been expanded and opened for traffic.

The expanded roads would reduce traffic congestion and promote socio-economic development, he said.

Tho applauded Tasco Joint Stock Company - the investor, as well as the residents and local authorities in the Bo Trach, Quang Trach and Ba Don districts, through which the road runs, for their co-operation which allowed the work to be completed ahead of schedule. — VNS

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