National Highway No. 6 section Km193+000-Km303+000 inauguration ceremony. – VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Cường
Viet Nam News
SƠN LA – National Highway No 6 section linking Mộc Châu District of northern mountainous province of Sơn La and Sơn La City was open to traffic on August 24.
The project is part of Vietnam Road Asset Management Project (VRAMP) funded by the World Bank.
VRAMP, aiming to improve the efficiency and sustainability of the road asset management and maintenance practices performed by Ministry of Transport on national roads, is worth a total investment of US$301 million, including $251 million funded by the World Bank and $50 million of counterpart capitals.
The total length of maintenance of the National Highway No 6 section Km193+000 to Km303+000 covers 110km with total investment of about VNĐ537 billion ($23.4 million).
National Highway No 6 is a key route connecting northwest region with Hà Nội.
Cầm Ngọc Minh, Chairman of Sơn La Province’s People’s Committee said that the road upgrade from Mộc Châu to Sơn La City and from Sơn La City to Hà Nội has reduced travel time by almost one hour, facilitated travelling and contributed to local socio-economic development. – VNS