Gov’t announces action plan to modernize national infrastructure

The Government has announced an action plan for the development of the country’s infrastructure as a whole, in an effort to turn Vietnam into a modern industrialized nation.

Accordingly, the Government will focus on broadening National Highway 1A into four lanes and step up construction of the vital Hanoi-Can Tho route by 2016.

In addition, priority will be given to develop some key overland routes from the North to the South of the country and complete many other important traffic projects.

Focus will be on upgrading and modernizing the existing North-South railway line and conduct surveys for a possible fast express railway track.

Investments in seaports will continue with priority to develop the Lach Huyen International Port in Hai Phong and the Cai Mep-Thi Vai International Port in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province.

Gov’t will mobilise capital from various sources to implement the Long Thanh International Airport project. It will also implement measures to reduce the ever increasing traffic congestion.

Under the development plan, social houses in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and other urban areas across the country will also be built.

Investments will be made to develop e-books and online distance education and bring about a radical change in learning and training methods.

Overloading in hospitals in Hanoi and HCMC and enhancing the quality of healthcare services will also be addressed.

By Thanh Vinh – Translated by T.Huong

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