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Deputy PM urges completion of highway by 2018

Update: July, 10/2015 - 17:30

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has asked ministries and localities to work to complete the Da Nang – Quang Ngai Highway construction by 2018. — Photo vovgiaothong.vn

HA NOI (VNS)— Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has asked ministries and localities to work to complete the Da Nang – Quang Ngai Highway construction by 2018.

With a total investment of US$1.472 billion, the 140 kilometre highway will be 26 metres-wide and include four lanes for vehicles operating at a speed limit of 120km per hour. The highway includes 9 intersections, 126 bridges and a 540 metre road tunnel.

As a part of the North-South Highway, the highway has played an important role in promoting socio-economic development for the central provinces and the entire country.

Starting in May 2013, provinces and cities have completed 87 per cent of the land clearance needed for the road construction. However, the project still faces delays in land clearance and the receipt of construction materials.

The deputy PM agreed to allocate financial resources for the final land clearance.

Provinces and cities have been urged to finish clearing land and decide upon bids, especially those submitted by foreign contractors. They are also asked to speed the building of areas needed to resettle displaced residents and to complete land clearance no later than the end of September 2015.

Further, chairmen of provinces and cities are being asked to direct their areas' natural resources and environment departments to licence lands for the mining of rock and materials needed for the building of the highway.

The Deputy PM also requested the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Electricity of Viet Nam to work closely with the Viet Nam Expressway Corporation to make plans to move high voltage lines.

Further, the transport ministry has been asked to ensure the quality of construction materials, as well as the construction process and supervision of the highway construction project. — VNS


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