Over VND 6trln to upgrade National Highway No.6 linking Hoa Binh & Son La

Ministry of Transport and Son La People’s Committee jointly started ground breaking the national highway No. 6 stretching from Km 193+000 –Km303+000 in Son La province.

The route has total investment capital of US$ 301million equal to VND 6,305 billion, funded to the tune of US$ 251 million from the World Bank and US$ 50million from Vietnam’s corresponding capital. The investor is ministry of transport, Vietnam General Road Asset Management Project and the project management board.

The project aims to upgrade and maintenance some routes in the northern major economic area.

The national route No.6 is key route linking the west north region with Hanoi. After the project is completed it will help shorten travel time, reduce transportation time from Hoa Binh province to Son La province and vice versa, meeting transport demand, reducing traffic jam ad traffic accidents on the route from Hoa Binh to Son La and ensuring defence and security as well.

B.Quyen-Translated by M.Quyen

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