Arial view of Hạ Long City in Quảng Ninh Province. VNA/VNS Photo
QUẢNG NINH – Hạ Long City of the northern coastal province of Quảng Ninh plans to spend more than VNĐ2.5 trillion (US$107 million) on transport infrastructure this year.
The money, which will be used to carry out 57 projects, will come from the province’s budget, revenue from Hạ Long Bay’s visiting fees and private sources.
The cash infusion allowed the Trần Quốc Nghiễn Coastline project to restart earlier this month, with many major items of construction expected to be completed by the middle of next month.
When finished in April, the coastline is hoped to become a new tourism destination with many beaches.
Next is the project of renovating streets in Hồng Hải and Hồng Hà wards with an investment of VNĐ950 billion ($41 million).
The streets will be upgraded and get expanded links with the main roads of the city.
To ensure spacious and clean infrastructure to meet the increasing number of tourists, sidewalks in Đặng Bá Hát Street will be re-built with VNĐ210 billion ($9 million) of investment.
Hạ Long’s authorities will prioritise resources to build campuses and classes in educational institutions as well as renovate Square 30-10 and the fishing port in Cao Xanh Ward, upgrade drainage systems and use energy-saving LED lights in all lighting systems.
The city has pledged to hasten ground clearance for the projects using the provincial budget such as Cửa Lục Bridge 1 and 3, and roads linking Hoành Bồ District with the city centre and the Hạ Long-Vân Đồn Expressway.
The Cửa Lục Bridge 1 links the Cái Lân – việt Hưng Route with Trới-Vũ Oai Intersection, while the 4-lane Cửa Lục Bridge 3 connects FLC Residential Area in Hà Khánh Ward with Highway 279 in Thống Nhất Commune.
The two projects with total investment of VNĐ4 trillion ($172 million) are expected to start in the second quarter this year and be completed in 2022.
Additionally, the city will focus on ground clearance for projects which were launched last year like the Hạ Long – Cẩm Phả Coastline Project. VNS