HCMC – The government of Thanh Hoa Province yesterday, August 28, broke ground on a 12-kilometer road linking with the Ben En National Park in this north-central province.
The Van Thien-Ben En road project requires close to VND1.2 trillion, with four lanes and a speed limit of 80 kilometers per hour. It is slated for completion in 2025.
The route will start from an under-construction North-South Expressway section in Van Thien Commune of Nong Cong District to the national park in the province’s Nhu Thanh District, reported the local media.
The Ben En National Park, which stretches over Nhu Xuan and Nhu Thanh districts and is some 45 kilometers north of Thanh Hoa City, covers an area of nearly 15,000 hectares. It is home to various species of flora and fauna and is a popular destination attracting a large number of domestic and foreign visitors.
Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony, the provincial chairman Do Minh Tuan said the tourism potential of the national park has yet to be fully tapped. Travel to the national park is currently made via small-scale roads.
Therefore, the Van Thien-Ben En road project is expected to fully exploit the tourism potential of the national park and promote the regional tourism growth, in addition to contributing to the transportation network in the region.