Vehicles on the only national highway connecting Bình Định and Gia Lai provinces. It is increasingly overloaded. These localities have asked the Government to build the Quy Nhơn-Pleiku highway. — Photo baogiaothong.vn
BÌNH ĐỊNH — Leaders of three provinces have proposed the Government approve the construction of the Quy Nhơn-Pleiku highway in the 2021-25 period.
The 160km highway will traverse the provinces of Bình Định, Kon Tum and Gia Lai, Giao Thông (Transport) newspaper reported.
Total investment is estimated at VNĐ40 trillion (US$1.72 billion) and the two-lane road will be 17.27m wide.
According to the plan, the highway will start from the intersection with National Highway 1 in Tuy Phước District, Bình Định Province and end at the intersection with the North-South Expressway in Pleiku City of Gia Lai Province.
In this phase, a system of bridges, culverts and tunnels through An Khê and Mang Yang passes will be built.
The capital would be raised from the State budget and official development assistance, as well as investment in the form of public-private partnership (PPP), build-operate-transfer (BOT) and build-transfer (BT).
The Quy Nhơn-Pleiku highway is particularly important for the three provinces, connecting the south central sea ports with the Việt Nam-Laos-Cambodia Development Triangle Area as well as Thailand and Myanmar. — VNS