Vietnam delays opening of $1 billion Ha Long Bay expressways

By Minh Cuong   January 11, 2018 | 01:52 pm GMT+7

The two expressways will cut travel time from Hanoi to the famous bay and a new casino by half when they're completed.

The Hai Phong-Ha Long Expressway that runs 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) from the port city the famous bay is close to completion after more than three years of construction.

The Hai Phong-Ha Long Expressway that runs 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) from the port city to the famous bay is close to completion after more than three years of construction.

The expressway costs more than VND13 trillion ($572.5 million) and is designed for up to 100 kph speed. The road is connected with an expressway between Hai Phong and Hanoi, and help cut travel time from Hanoi to the famous bay from more than three hours to one an a half.

The expressway cost more than VND13 trillion ($572.5 million) and is designed for speeds of up to 100kph. The road is connected by an expressway to Hanoi that will help cut travel time from the capital to the famous bay from more than three hours to one an a half.

It was earlier said to open to traffic in March but latest update said the road wont be fully completed before the end of June.

The expressway was scheduled to open in March but latest updates have said the road won’t be fully completed before the end of June.

Not far away, trucks are building another expressway from Ha Long to Van Don, a rural district where an international airport is set to open this spring and a special economic zone with a casino has been planned.

Not far away, trucks are building another expressway from Ha Long to Van Don, a rural district where an international airport is set to open this spring and a special economic zone with a casino has been planned.

The Ha Long-Van Don Expressway is designed to stretch nearly 60 kilometers to the new airport. It is estimated to cost VND12 trillion ($528.3 million). It is connected with the Ha Long-Hai Phong expressway via a national highway. The duo will reduce travel time from Hanoi to Van Don from more than five hours to two.

The Ha Long-Van Don Expressway is designed to stretch nearly 60 kilometers to the new airport. It will cost an estimated VND12 trillion ($528.3 million), and will be connected to the Ha Long-Hai Phong Expressway via a national highway. The duo will reduce travel time from Hanoi to Van Don from more than five hours to two.

Construction teams said the mountainous terrain made their work more difficult.

Construction teams said the mountainous terrain has made their work more difficult.

Work started in September 2015 and has hit several delays. Officials had said construction would finish by the Lunar New Year or mid-February, but the investor recently said travelers will have to wait until the second quarter.

Work started in September 2015 and has hit several delays. Officials had said construction would be finished by the Lunar New Year (mid-February), but the investor recently said travelers will have to wait until the second quarter of the year.

 
 
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