Transport project of key routes linking northern mountainous provinces begins

12:40 28/12/2021

PSNews - Speaking at the ceremony, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh highlighted the importance of the project, requiring its construction to be technically precise, use modern machines and equipment, and ensure the completion progress.

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Permanent Deputy Minister Pham Binh Minh speaking at the even. 

The Ministry of Transport in collaboration with the Lai Chau Provincial People's Committee held a groundbreaking ceremony of a transport project that build roads to connect northern mountainous provinces on December 27. Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh attended the event. 

Speaking at the ceremony, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh highlighted the importance of the project, requiring its construction to be technically precise, use modern machines and equipment, and ensure the completion progress.

Covering areas of Lai Chau, Lao Cai and Yen Bai provinces, the project will build two routes at total costs of 5.339 trillion VND (235.328 million USD) sourced from a loan by the Asian Development Bank and a non-refundable aid from the Australian Government and capital from the Vietnamese Government.

One of the routes, about 147km long, connects Lai Chau to the Hanoi – Lao Cai highway, while the other, some 53km, links Yen Bai’s Nghia Lo town to the highway.

With the Ministry of Transport as its investor, the project will be carried out in 2021-2024. Once completed, the routes are expected to shorten the journey from the three provinces’ political and economic hubs to the capital city, reducing transport cost and traffic congestion and promoting socio-economic development.

By L.B