|The central city officially put into operation a 3.2km road connecting Nguyễn Tất Thành Street with the Hải Vân Tunnel -Túy Loan Ring-road, La Sơn-Túy Loan Expressway in a ceremony yesterday. — VNS Photo Minh Hiền|
ĐÀ NẴNG — Đà Nẵng put into operation a 3.2km road connecting coastal Nguyễn Tất Thành Street with the Hải Vân Tunnel-Túy Loan Ring-road and La Sơn-Túy Loan Expressway in the northwest in a ceremony yesterday.
The four-lane road, built with a total investment of VNĐ153 billion (US$6.8 million) from the World Bank, will help reduce travel distance from the city centre to the northwest region from 23km to 11km.
It also links with the city’s Hi-Tech Park, the Information Technology Park, newly-planned Liên Chiểu sea port and railway station and Golden Hills eco-urban area.
The project was built by a joint-development group of Trung Nam Engineering and Construction and East Mekong company with the participation of Australian Sinclair Knight Merz design company under supervision and consultancy by Getinsa company from Spain and SCE from France.
In 2013, the World Bank agreed to provide $202 million for a US$272-million sustainable development project to help improve the city’s Bus Rapid Transit network, build new roads, and revamp the existing drainage system.
In 2008-13, the WB also donated 70 per cent of the total investment of US$218.4 million for a priority infrastructure project of the city.
These projects have helped Đà Nẵng become a more sustainable city by improving the urban environment and increasing urban mobility in a clean, safe, inclusive, and energy efficient manner.
Đà Nẵng has been investing much in urban development to make it a ‘green city’ by 2025. — VNS