|Subsidence on Noi Bai-Lao Cai Highway. — Photo Viet Nam Expressway Corporation
HA NOI (VNS) — The Ministry of Transport has asked the Viet Nam Expressway Corporation (VEC) to complete repairs of Noi Bai-Lao Cai Highway that have either sunk or have cracks by October 30.
The ministry also agreed on a plan to use polymer modified asphalt or add anti-settlement additive in repairing the sinking of the road surface.
According to the ministry's document, VEC would be asked to stop collecting toll on this route until the repairs are completed.
The ministry also required the investor and contractors to instruct and strictly supervise the work to ensure the quality of construction and safety to traffic.
The project is undergoing maintenance, therefore the cost of repair is to be borne by the contractor.
The route was opened in September last year. However, in many places the road began to sink when in use and the VEC has also frequently repaired it to ensure traffic safety. — VNS