|The Highway 1A section which passes An Cu Commune, Tuy An District in the southern province of Phu Yen. — VNA/VNS Photo The Lap
PHU YEN (VNS) — The Ministry of Transport, in co-ordination with the southcentral province of Phu Yen, today opened Highway No 1, which passes through the province, for public use.
Work on the highway, which is 66.2km long, began in September 2013.
The highway, stretching from Song Cau Town to Dong Hoa District, received a total investment of more than VND4.3 trillion (US$192 million) from a government bond.
It is designed to withstand speeds of up to 80km per hour.
To complete the project, more than 4,600 households in the province had to be resettled.
Also today, the southern province of Binh Duong inaugurated the first phase of the My Phuoc-Tan Thanh Road and started construction work on the DT743. The two roads are considered the province's main thoroughfares and are expected to help promote the economy and reduce traffic jams in the area.
The My Phuoc-Tan Van Road has a total length of nearly 30km, with 18 flyovers.
The road can withstand speeds of 100km per hour and received a total investment of more than VND3.5 trillion ($155.5 million).
When completed, the road will connect with Ho Chi Minh Road and the road systems of the main economic zone in the southern area.
The road starts in the My Phuoc industrial and urban zone and passes through some major industrial zones in Bau Bang, Ben Cat, Thu Dau Mot, Thuan An and Di An districts. It ends at the Long Thanh International Airport and the Thi Vai Port.
The DT743 Road has a total length of 12.3km, built with an investment of VND1.3 trillion ($59 million).
The road connects the city centre with major industrial zones, including connections between Viet Nam and Singapore, Song Than and My Phuoc and HCM City and the neighbouring provinces. — VNS