Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has approved construction of a bypass and road that will connect with National Highway No. 91. — Photo baodautu.vn
HCM CITY— Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has approved construction of a bypass and road that will connect with National Highway No. 91.
The 15.3-km long bypass, which will go around Long Xuyên City, will extend from National Highway No. 80 and the Lộ Tẻ intersection to an intersection of National Highway No. 91 in An Giang Province.
The 2-km long road will connect the bypass with National Highway No. 91 in Cần Thơ City.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Australian Government have provided funding for the bypass and road.
The road and bypass, which will cost US$94.58 million, is expected to be built in the first quarter of 2018 and will be completed within 28 months.
The road and bypass are part of transport infrastructure plans that aim to reduce poverty and contribute to economic growth in the (Cửu Long) Mekong Delta, particularly in the provinces of An Giang and Đồng Tháp and surrounding areas.
The new roadways will also help reduce traffic congestion and improve traffic safety.
The bypass and road are part of the Central Mekong Delta Region Connectivity Project, which began in 2013. – VNS