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National Highway 53 to be upgraded

Update: October, 03/2016 - 15:40
National Highway 53 has deteriorated, resulting in cracks and subsidence, which could lead to accidents. — Photo
Viet Nam News

TRÀ VINH — Project Management Unit 7 under the Việt Nam Road Administration has proposed that the Ministry of Transport upgrade part of National Highway 53 and build an additional road.

Total investment for the project is VNĐ1.46 trillion (US$65.4 million).

As planned, the road will be 52.5km in length and 12m in width, connecting Châu Thành District’s Hoà Thuận Commune and Duyên Hải District’s Duyên Hải Township.

Two bridges in Nhị Trung and Lộ Đá will be built along the road.

The construction of an additional road, which will run parallel with the highway and pass through Trà Vinh City, will ease traffic overload and meet transport demand.

This road will be 9.5km in length, starting at the intersection between National Highway 53 and 60 in Trà Vinh Province and ending at Châu Thành District’s Duyên Hải Township.

Four bridges will be built along the road.

Investment capital will be mobilised from the state budget and state bonds.

Report of the Việt Nam Road Administration’s survey on traffic flow this August showed that there were more than 2,550 vehicles travelling on National Highway 53 each day. The road has deteriorated, resulting in cracks and subsidence, posing the risk of traffic accidents for commuters.

Currently, National Highway 53 is the only road connecting southern Trà Vinh Province to National Highway 1A and the Mekong Delta provinces. The project will reduce traffic jams and accidents on the route and boost socio-economic development and national defence in the Mekong Delta region. — VNS

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