The Prime Minister has ratified a master plan on Vietnam highway development by 2020 with a vision towards 2030.
The plan targets to form a national highway network that connects major economic centres, key border gates and transport hubs on high transport demands at high speed.
It aims to build North-South highways and prioritise highways which link big cities, namely Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang and large seaports.
Under the plan, the northern system has 14 highways connecting Hanoi with other provinces with a total length of 1,368 km, while the southern network has seven routes stretching 983 km and the central and central highlands system consists of three highways with a total stretch of 264 km.
Two North-South highways with a total stretch of 3,083 km are defined in the plan.-VNA