The People’s Committee of Lao Cai nothern province and the Ministry of Transport held a groundbreaking ceremony for a construction project connecting the Noi Bai-Lao Cai expressway with touristy Sa Pa town in northern Lao Cai province on February 27.
As planned, the project includes an upgrade of the existing highway 4D (photo) with the length of 29.2km from Lao Cai City to Sa Pa; and a construction of 22.2km long provincial road No.155 from Lao Cai to Sa Pa.
The total investment of the project’s build-operate-transfer (BOT) model will cost around VND2,518 billion.
Highway 4D plays a significant role in the development of the northwestern region. However, the road is extremely dangerous and unsafe for travel. The project which is expected to finish within the first quarter of 2019 will help Sa Pa to welcome a large number of domestic and international tourists.