HCMC – The Project Management Unit 2 has sought the Transport Ministry’s nod to build a 28.7-kilometer expressway in the northern province of Bac Kan with four lanes instead of two as previously suggested.
The Project Management Unit 2 said yesterday, February 15, that it proposed the ministry invest in the four-lane expressway, which will start from the Thanh Binh Industrial Park in Cho Moi District to Bac Kan City, the local media reported.
The Cho Moi-Bac Kan project requires an estimated VND5.75 trillion. It is slated to get off the ground in February 2024 and be completed in 2026.
In related news, Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha has approved the Transport Ministry’s proposal to upgrade the National Highway 4B section passing through the northern mountainous province of Lang Son, according to the Government Office dispatch issued yesterday.
The deputy PM told the Transport Ministry to coordinate with the Lang Son Province People’s Committee and the relevant agencies to process procedures to start the road upgrade in line with prevailing regulations.
National Highway 4B is a key route linking Lang Son with neighboring Quang Ninh Province and Haiphong City, serving the transport of import-export goods to border gates in Lang Son and connecting with the Mong Cai border gate as well as the Van Don International Airport and some tourist attractions in Quang Ninh.
This national highway plays a crucial role in the local socio-economic growth as well as in the nation.
Currently, the route section in Lang Son is seriously deteriorating, thereby failing to meet the rising traffic volume over the years and affecting the regional socio-economic development.