|In August, 180 kilometres of the 245 kilometres will be opened to traffic. — Photo baotintuc.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — The Noi Bai-Lao Cai highway will open in August, project officials have confirmed.
The highway is 245 kilometres long and passes through five provinces and cities, namely Ha Noi, Vinh Phuc, Phu Tho, Yen Bai and Lao Cai.
In August, 180 kilometres of the 245 kilometres will be opened to traffic.
Costing nearly US$1 billion, the highway is expected to boost tourism and socio-economic development in the northern midlands and the north-western region.
It will reduce travel time between Ha Noi and the Sa Pa resort town and the Lao Cai International Border Gate.
The highway will have hundreds of tunnels and crossroads. — VNS