Work starts on 729-km expressway segments

By Pham Linh   January 1, 2023 | 05:37 am PT
Work starts on 729-km expressway segments
The construction site of a North-South Expressway section in northern Vietnam in February 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Vo Thanh
Construction of 12 segments cover a total length of 729 km to extend the North-South Expressway started Sunday.

The construction, set to be completed by 2025, will be done in 12 cities and provinces at a cost of VND146.99 trillion (US$6 billion) by a public-private partnership.

The segments are part a 267-km section between Ha Tinh and Quang Tri provinces, 353-km section between Quang Ngai Province and Nha Trang Town and 109-km section between Can Tho City and Ca Mau Province, the first two in the central region and the other in the deep south.

The 12 segments will have four lanes spreading 17 meters wide for vehicles to move at 100-120 kph. They are scheduled to open to traffic in 2026.

Vietnam plans to build more than 5,000 km of expressways by 2030 and almost double that by 2050.

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