HCMC – The Van Don-Mong Cai expressway in the northern province of Quang Ninh will be opened to traffic on September 2, Vietnam’s National Day, the local media reported.
Work on the 80-kilometer-long road began in April 2019, with total capital of over VND11 trillion. The four-lane expressway will allow vehicles to travel at a maximum speed of 120 kilometers per hour.
One of the two sections of the expressway is the Van Don-Tien Yen section, which is over 16 kilometers long and is backed by the State budget. The section has been completed.
Meanwhile, the Tien Yen-Mong Cai section is some 95% complete. This over-63-kilometer-long section is developed under the build-operate-transfer format.
The provincial government has urged the investors and contractors of the project to speed up work on the remaining components of the entire expressway and ensure the quality and safety of the project.
Van Don Infrastructure Investment and Development Company, the investor of the expressway project, attributed the delay to unfavorable weather conditions.
When in place, the expressway is expected to shorten the travel time between Van Don District and Mong Cai City to 50 minutes, instead of two hours.
The road will also help complete an interprovincial expressway connecting Lao Cai with Hanoi, Haiphong and Mong Cai City in Quang Ninh Province.