|A 10-lane highway in the coastal province of Quảng Ninh is expected to be complete by April. — Photo baoquangninh.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The widest highway in the coastal province of Quảng Ninh will be open to public in April, said Đỗ Văn Thẩm, construction site manager.
The 10-lane highway, connecting Hạ Long City with Hải Phòng - Vân Đồn Highway, has been under construction since June 2017 and is now 90 per cent complete, Thẩm said.
“We are mobilising maximum human resources and equipment to accelerate the construction process,” he told enternews.vn. “We are determined to complete the highway by April,” he said.
The highway is 5km long and 54.5m wide, with eight lanes for motorised vehicles and two for non-motorised ones.
Part of an expansion project of National Route 18 in Hạ Long City, it will reduce travel time from Hải Phòng port city to Hạ Long and improve the transport infrastructure of Quảng Ninh Province.
It cost VNĐ380 billion (US$16.7 million), which was paid for by Hạ Long City. — VNS