VND4.6 trillion earmarked for National Highway 20 upgrade
Date: 9/22/2012 7:57:35 PM
The Ministry of Transport has agreed to provide VND4.6 trillion (US$220.8 million) for the maintenance and upgrade of National Highway 20 the main arterial route between the Central Highlands and the Southeast.
The first 13 kilometres of the highway were completed in 2011.The fund will be used to upgrade over 120 kilometres of the highway from the Dau Giay intersection in Dong Nai province to Bao Loc city in Lam Dong province.
This is part of a larger project costing a total of VND7.65 trillion (US$367.2 million) to complete the upgrade of the entire 268 kilometres of Highway 20, which ends at the intersection with National Highway 27 in Lam Dong province’s Don Duong district.
Having opened to traffic more than 30 years ago, it is currently in an appalling condition, seriously affecting connectivity between regional provinces.
The first phase of the project is scheduled to be completed in 2014.