Expansion begins for southern highway

A groundbreaking ceremony was held in Dong Nai on August 2 for widening of Highway 51 that connects the southern province with neighboring Ba Ria – Vung Tau province.

Work started August 2 on expansion of National Highway 51(Photo: VNA)

The expansion work under the Build – Operate – Transfer mode by the Vietnam Urban and Industrial Zone Development Investment Corporation and Song Da Corporation at a cost of VND3.2 trillion (US$183 million) will see the four-lane highway doubled in width to 32.9 meters.

It will allow vehicles to travel at a speed of 80km.
Along the 73km highway, 21 bridges will be built or broadened, with 12 overpasses built in residential areas. The work is expected to be finished in 2012.

By T.Tuyet – Translated by H.Mien

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