|Workers at the construction site. A tunnel running through the Cù Mông Pass on National Highway 1 between the central provinces of Bình Định and Phú Yên will be put into operation in January 2019. - Photo dantri.com.vn|Viet Nam News
BÌNH ĐỊNH — A tunnel on National Highway 1 between the central provinces of Bình Định and Phú Yên will be put into operation in January 2019.
Lưu Xuân Thủy, deputy general director of Đèo Cả Investment Joint Stock Company, on Tuesday said that construction units were working day and night to complete the project so it could open to traffic before the Lunar New Year (Tết).
Works on the 6.6km tunnel, running through the Cù Mông Pass, began in September 2017, Dân Trí online newspaper reported.
The company said the tunnel, built with investment of VNĐ3.92 trillion (over US$170.4 million), would allow vehicles to travel at a maximum speed of 80km per hour.
Each side of the tunnel road will have two 2.6km lanes, helping vehicles reduce time and money, while also boosting trade as well as economic development for the south central region.
On the same day, Đèo Cả Company and Central Construction University also launched a landscape design competition to create a unique point for the tunnel.
The contest will run until October 15. — VNS