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Lào Cai-Yên Bái Highway to be widened

Update: November, 08/2016 - 18:00
Vehicles travel on the Nội Bài-Lào Cai National Highway. The section of the Yên Bái Lào Cai Highway will be expanded to four lanes. – VNA/VNS Photo Việt Hùng
Viet Nam News

LÀO CAI – Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has approved the Transport Ministry’s proposal to build additional parts on the Yên Bái-Lào Cai National Highway.

To further enhance road safety and improve the efficiency of extraction of the highway route from Nội Bài International Airport to Lào Cai Province, the overtaking section from the Yên Bái-Lào Cai Highway will be expanded from two lanes to four lanes, along with introducing other features on the highway. 

The additional section is approximately 25km long. An underground drainage system will also be built. 

Investment for the construction is worth VNĐ740 billion (US$33.2 million) and it will be finished before July next year. 

The Việt Nam Expressway Corporation (VEC) has directed the project management unit of the highway to regularly inspect the work site to ensure traffic safety.

According to VEC’s report, some 13.5 million vehicles travelled on the highway until the end of October, with 18,000-19,000 vehicles running per day.

The entire route has a total length of 245km, passing through provinces and cities, including Vĩnh Phúc, Phú Thọ, Yên Bái and Lào Cai.

The highway also contributes to the socio-economic development of the northwest provinces. – VNS



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