|A section of a highway is being upgraded. The investors are awaiting the approval of the Transport Ministry. — VNA/VNS Photo
HA NOI (VNS) — Joint investors T&T Group and Phu My Infrastructure Construction Ltd Co have filed a proposal with the Ministry of Transport to upgrade National Highway No 37 under a BOT (build-operate-transfer) scheme.
The highway links Ha Noi-Lang Son to the Ha Noi-Thai Nguyen highway.
The 34.3km-long Highway No 37 will pass through the Viet Yen and Hiep Hoa districts in the Bac Giang northern province en route to Thai Nguyen Province's Pho Yen District.
According to the investors, the upgraded two-lane road will have a designated maximum speed of 80km per hour.
The project also includes the building of six bridges across rivers and canals, a flyover and a road.
Some 38.4ha will need to be cleared for the project, including 20.3ha in Bac Giang Province and 18ha in Thai Nguyen Province.
The project, once officially approved, is expected to start work next August and will be put into operation in 2018.
The total investment for the project is expected to reach VND1,230 billion (US$58.5 million).
The project will meet the demand for a link between the northern provinces to boost socio-economic development. — VNS