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La Son-Tuy Loan expy project opened to traffic

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The La Son-Hoa Lien section of the La Son-Tuy Loan expressway project was officially put into service late last week.

The 66-kilometer La Son-Hoa Lien section starts from the La Son intersection in Phu Loc District, Thua Thien-Hue Province, to the Hoa Lien intersection in Hoa Vang District, Danang City.

In the first phase, the route has two lanes, which are 12 meters wide, and a speed limit of 60-80 kilometers per hour. There are no toll stations on the route and motorcycles and rudimentary vehicles are barred from entering the route.

In the second phase, the route will undergo expansion to have four lanes with a total width of some 24 meters, equivalent to the Danang-Quang Ngai Expressway.

The La Son-Tuy Loan expressway project got off the ground on December 22, 2013. With a total length of 77.5 kilometers, it links the La Son intersection with the Danang-Quang Ngai Expressway. The project costs nearly VND11.5 trillion in investment sourced from Japan’s bank loans and was developed under the build-transfer format.

After years of construction, the Hoa Lien-Tuy Loan section of the project had faced multiple obstacles linked to site clearance. In early 2021, the prime minister agreed to stop the construction of this 11.5-kilometer section. The amount of unused capital will be used to pay off bank loans from Japan.

The development of the Hoa Lien-Tuy Loan section will be funded by the 2021-2025 midterm investment of the Ministry of Transport at an estimated VND2.1 trillion. In September 2021, the head of the ministry passed a plan to invest in this section.

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