HCMC – The Transport Ministry has approved a plan to upgrade a National Highway 7 section passing through Nghe An Province and handle flood-induced ground slumps facing the Khe Thoi-Nam Can section in this north-central province.
The national highway section in need of upgrade starts from Dien Chau Town and ends at Do Luong Town. After its upgrade, the route will allow vehicles to travel at a maximum speed of 80 kilometers per hour.
For sections passing through urban areas, the speed limit will be 60 kilometers per hour. Under the upgrade project, seven bridges will be built.
Work to handle ground slumps triggered by storms and floods on the Khe Thoi-Nam Can section will be prioritized soon.
The project requires over VND1.3 trillion in investment backed by the State budget in the midterm public investment plan during the 2021-2025 period.
According to the Transport Ministry, the project is expected to develop the National Highway 7, enhance the connectivity and ensure a hassle-free traffic flow of a transport corridor stretching from the Nam Can border gate, which links Vietnam with neighboring Laos, to central coastal localities.
The project is also aimed at bolstering the local socio-economic growth.