Ha Long-Hai Phong expressway opens to traffic
17:16 | 01/09/2018
VGP – The Ha Long-Hai Phong expressway, opened to traffic on September 1, helps shorten travel time from Ha Noi to Quang Ninh down to 1.5 hours from the current 3.5 hours.

The lauching ceremony of the Ha Long–Hai Phong expressway on September 1, 2018. Photo: VGP

The US$ 556 million road is connected to the Ha Noi-Hai Phong expressway, reducing Ha Long-Ha Noi commute by 50 km to 130 km, and the Ha Long-Hai Phong route from 75 km to just 25 km.

The 24.6-kilometer Ha Long-Hai Phong Expressway also connects National Highway 18 in Ha Long's Dai Yen Ward with the Ha Noi-Hai Phong Expressway in Hai Phong's Hai An District.

The new expressway helps reduce travel time from Ha Noi to Quang Ninh to 1.5 hours. Photo: VGP
Also built is a VND7.661- billion bridge across the Bach Dang River between Quang Ninh and Hai Phong. The 5.4-km bridge, with a 3.5-km span above the river, has a width of 25 meters (82 feet) and four lanes.

Speaking at the launching ceremony on the same day, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc said he was proud of the “made-in-Viet Nam” bridge which shows the capacity of Vietnamese engineers.

The Government chief also stressed that the Ha Long-Hai Phong expressway will help promote the value of the Ha Noi-Hai Phong expressway and open up development opportunities and connectivity for the whole region./.

 

By Thuy Dung

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