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Full speed ahead on highway expansion

Update: April, 01/2013 - 10:07

PHU YEN (VNS)— The Ministry of Transport and the People's Committees of central Binh Dinh and Phu Yen provinces began construction to expand Highway 1A through their provinces yesterday.

The upgraded roads, which include six major intersections, extend more than 40km and generally follow grade-III road standards which will allow speeds of up to 80km per hour. Cu Mong Pass is designed for vehicles traveling about 40-60km per hour.

The project has a total investment of VND2 trillion (US$98 million) and will be completed in December 2015.

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended the groundbreaking ceremony, where he asked the owner and contractor of the project to ensure traffic order and safety and reduce traffic accidents. — VNS

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