|Headquarters: The living and working quarters of General Võ Nguyên Giáp during the Điện Biên Phủ Campaign. — Photo dulichdienbienphu.vn|Viet Nam News
ĐIỆN BIÊN — The People’s Committee of the northern province of Điện Biên has approved the upgrading of a road to the headquarter of Điện Biên Phủ Campaign in Mường Phăng Commune.
The project is part of the tourism infrastructure development plan to support the greater Mekong Sub-region of Điện Biên Province. It has a total investment VNĐ70 billion (US$7.48 million) from Asian Development Bank (ADB) loans and other funds from the local budget.
The road has a total length of more than 17km, beginning from Điện Biên Phủ City’s Tà Lèng Commune to the provincial highway of Nà Nhạn-Mường Phăng.
The project includes the upgrading and expansion of road surfaces with asphalt concrete, drainage, the building of a bridge - and traffic safety works.
There will be two rest places with parking plots and souvernir shops.
The project will serve as a link between Điện Biên Phủ City and tourism sites.
The project will promote the war-time Điện Biên Campaign headquarters, helping alleviate poverty.
The project is expected to be completed in 2019.
The headquarters of Điện Biên Phủ Campaign were used by General Võ Nguyên Giáp in his highly successful campaign to eject the French from Việt Nam 60 years ago. — VNS