A damaged section of National Highway No 27 in Ninh Thuận Province that will be repaired and widened to improve safety. — VNA/VNS Photo Đặng Tuấn
NINH THUẬN — The Ministry of Transport has approved an outlay of VNĐ255 billion (US$18.8 million) for repairs and upgrades to National Highway No 27 in the south-central coastal province of Ninh Thuận.
A total of more than 11km in four sections will be repaired and widened to 12m and four lanes from the current two.
The Đá Bridge on the highway will also get an upgrade.
The funding for the work will come from the Government, with VNĐ35 billion ($1.5 million) to be provided this year.
The work, scheduled to be completed within two years, is meant to improve road safety and connectivity, and create favourable conditions for the economic, social and cultural development of both coastal and Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) provinces.
The 290km National Highway No 27 connects Ninh Thuận with the Central Highlands provinces of Lâm Đồng and Đắk Lắk, ending in the latter’s Buôn Ma Thuột City. — VNS