HCM CITY — The Government will accord high priority in the coming years for developing transport infrastructure facilities, including upgrading and modernising the North-South rail route.
According to the National Transport Development Strategy until 2020 with a vision towards 2030 that was approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung recently, the National Highway 1 will be upgraded and expanded to become four-lane road.
Several feasibility studies will be carried out for the construction a high-speed railway.
Railroads will be buillt to connect provinces in the Central Highlands and to link the region with seaports, serving the exploitation and production of aluminium.
In big cities like Ha Noi and HCM City, public transportation will be strengthened with the establishment of more bus routes, and the profusion of private vehicles like motorbikes and cars will be controlled.
The nation will spend nearly VND32 trillion (US$1.5 billion) every year on a number of key transport insfrastructure construction projects. — VNS