HCMC – The capital city of Hanoi will invest over VND8 trillion (US$349 million) to upgrade a 22-kilometer section of National Highway 6 in the 2022-2027 period.
The municipal government has approved the project to upgrade the National Highway 6 section, which starts from Ha Dong District to Chuong My District in the city, reported VnExpress news site.
The capital to implement the project will be sourced from the city’s budget and the central budget.
Under the project, the investor will build a rainwater and sewage drainage system, a lighting system, a fire prevention system, and traffic signs.
A representative of the Hanoi government said the road upgrade is aimed at gradually developing the city’s infrastructure system, meeting the rising travel demand, and promoting local socioeconomic growth.
National Highway 6 links the capital city with the three northwestern provinces of Hoa Binh, Son La and Dien Bien, with a total length of 478 kilometers. The section passing through Hanoi is quite narrow, at around seven meters wide and its road surface is rough, and many traffic accidents occur on this section.