US $250 mil to build roads in rural areas

Vietnam will spend US $250 million on building roads in countryside, said Deputy Transport Minister Nguyen Hong Truong at a meeting with the World Bank lately on the projects to construct roads in localities with aiming to fight poverty.

The US$250 million World Bank-sponsored project will include building bridges  for use in residential development access and repairing local roads and technology aids.

The amount for building bridges for residential development access is worth US$120 million which will offer to the northern provinces of Ha Giang, Bac Kan, Lao Cai, Thanh Hoa and central provinces of Nghe An, Ha Tinh and Quang Binh and late it will be implemented in other 18 provinces.

According to the Ministry of Transport, localities where the project is implemented must write a document asking for a loan from the WB. The Department of Transport must set up plan of all roads in poor repairs to send to the Ministry no later than June 30.

By Bich Quyen – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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