WB funds Da Nang - Quang Ngai expressway

The Ministry of Transport hosted a ceremony in Hanoi on Nov. 15 to sign a technical design contract worth over 12 million USD for an expressway linking the central localities of Da Nang and Quang Ngai.

The contract, loaned by the World Bank (WB), was signed by the Project Management Board 85 and representatives from the contractor, including Nippon Koei, Nippon Engineering Consultants, Chodai and Thai Engineering Consultants.

With a total investment of nearly 28 trillion VND (1.427 billion USD) partly loaned by the WB and the Japan International Cooperation Agency, the 131 km Da Nang – Quang Ngai expressway has a total width of 26 metres, six lanes, 126 bridges and one tunnel.

The construction is scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2012 and finish in 2017.

Once completed, the work will help eas traffic on National Highway 1A and link political and socio-economic centres in the central localities of Da Nang, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai.

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