Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the Ministry of Transport and the Ho Chi Minh Highway Project Management Board to make a concerted effort to complete the project’s phase 2 on schedule.
At the 15 th founding celebration of the Ho Chi Minh Highway Project Management Board in Hanoi on August 16, the Deputy PM said the road has contributed to reducing poverty, especially in ethnic minority-inhabited and remote areas where it goes through.
Lam Van Hoang, head of the management board said his unit will do its best to accomplish the road two years before the deadline of 2020 if its proposal of using the project’s saved expenses is accepted.
Ho Chi Minh highway is the largest-ever project in Vietnam as it runs across the country with a total length of 3,183 km. As many as 2,000 km of the road were opened to traffic.
The management board is making every effort to put the remaining part into use before 2020, Hoang stated.
According to Hoang, the project’s third phase after 2020 will focus on upgrading several routes of the road to high-speed ones in line with the approved plan.